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Catholic Social Services starts resettling Afghan refugees in Edmonton and Calgary

Edmonton Jounral

Kellen Taniguchi


Alberta has welcomed its first group of Afghanistan refugees who were able to escape the Taliban and fly into Canada.

Fariborz Birjandian, CEO of Calgary Catholic Social Services, said 60 have made their way to Calgary and 20 have entered Edmonton so far. He expects around 5,000 refugees to be settled in Alberta over the next few months in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Brooks.

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