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With the Help of a Vietnamese Refugee, Afghan Evacuees Settle into a South Philly Home

Hadi holds the prayer beads he keeps with him in his pocket.
Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
Hadi holds the prayer beads he keeps with him in his pocket.

Three months after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, Philadelphia’s largest resettlement agencies are busy finding housing for the hundreds of evacuees who have decided to stay here. WHYY’s Aaron Moselle reports.

(Original air-date: 12/15/21)

Aaron Moselle covers housing and community development for WHYY’s PlanPhilly, filing stories for both radio and web. He’s a city native and calls South Philadelphia home.