Updated: We have posted a webpage with Resources to Support for Afghan Refugees.
Afghanistan and Haiti have both been in the news in recent weeks, as many citizens of these countries have been forced to leave their homes to seek safety elsewhere. The University of Minnesota is home to students, faculty, staff, and other community members from these countries, and there is much we can do to learn about what they’re going through and how to support them here in Minnesota.
We have received questions about what individuals and the University/higher education institutions can do to provide assistance. We are working on developing new resources for our website that we will post soon. To start, here are links to information from Minnesota-based efforts (please contact us if you know of others) and other information:
- International Institute of Minnesota: Support for Afghan Refugees
- Hennepin County’s Amazon Gift List of Items to Support Afghan Refugees
- Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota: Compassion and Due Process for Haitians
- Biden administration hit with complaint from Black immigration groups over Haitian migrants
We encourage you to reach out to us with your questions and ideas regarding how to best support these members of our community.