Afghanistan Resources

Thousands of Afghans helped the United States as translators, interpreters, drivers, cultural advisors, and more during the war in Afghanistan in the 2000s. Many of these Afghans fled the country when the Taliban took control in August 2021 and came to the U.S. as refugees. As of April 2022,  more than 900 Afghan refugees have made their home in Iowa. 

The bulk of this resettlement work is done by resettlement agencies, whose work is supported by the Bureau of Refugee Services.  Learn more about the resettelement agencies on our Volunteer page. 

Read more about the overall Afghan resettlement effort at the following links: