State Department Seeking Private Sector Response in Resettling Afghan Refugees
September 3, 2021
The U.S. State Department Office of Global Partnerships is reaching out and requesting support from the private sector when it comes to helping relocate and resettle refugees who are arriving from Afghanistan. There are a number of ways private industry can help, including: providing temporary housing, legal assistance and services for individuals related to securing their new immigration status, medical services and care, interpretation services and large-scale donations of basic necessities, such as food and clothing. Businesses can contact the office at AfghanPartnerships@state.gov if they would like to help. Governor Kim Reynolds has indicated she is willing to help resettle refugees who helped the United States in the war effort to Iowa. As the state has a significant labor shortage, this is positive news for employers as they look to fill a plethora of jobs that are currently available.