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Northwest Arkansas Ready to Welcome 49 Afghan Refugees

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Community volunteers have donated hundreds of welcome kits for incoming refugees to Canopy of Northwest Arkansas.

Canopy of Northwest Arkansas, a local resettlement agency, is preparing to intake 49 Afghan refugees as soon as mid-October. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced last week that the state would receive nearly 100 evacuees from Afghanistan, the other half will be resettled in central Arkansas by Catholic Charities.  

Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
Daniel Caruth is KUAF's Morning Edition host and reporter for Ozarks at Large.
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