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NM Afghans Prepare to Greet Refugees

September 3, 2021 New Mexico in Focus searches for perspective on the end of the war in Afghanistan and the resulting humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of Afghans look to flee Taliban rule. Gene Grant speaks with local café owner Mula Akbar, a refugee from Afghanistan who came to the U.S. in the late ‘80s. He also talks to Jeff Hall, the economic development programs manager of Lutheran Family Services. Both men are working to connect incoming Afghans with needed support as they relocate to New Mexico. 

Gene Grant, NMiF host 

Mula Akbar, owner, Café Istanbul 
Jeff Hall, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains 

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