Report on Afghan Refugee Resettlement

Read our full report on what support we have been able to provide our new Afghan neighbors as they settle in Oklahoma including a detailed financial report, volunteer report, and report of distributed items for Phase 1 of our efforts. This report will be updated on an ongoing basis.

CAIR Oklahoma has been instrumental in working alongside Catholic Charities to welcome 1,006 Afghan newcomers to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area with a total of 1,806 resettled statewide. More than fifty percent of these new arrivals are under the age of 18, and there have been more than a dozen Afghan babies born in our state. Forty-four percent of these families are settled in permanent housing with twenty percent of the heads of the household employed. All school-age children in permanent housing have been enrolled in school.

April 2022 Update

Below are the numbers that reflect the services and support we were able to provide for our new Afghan neighbors in April 2022. In April, we worked alongside partner groups such as Catholic Charities, The Spero Project, Surayya Anne Foundation OKC, and Refugee Support Group to ensure that the first Ramadan for Afghan Refugees in Oklahoma would be a spiritually uplifting and memorable one.

In the month of April, we had a total of 67 volunteers who assisted us for 342 hours for a total value of $8,562 in volunteer time contributed. In preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadan, we were able to meet our fundraising goal to put together Ramadan Mubarak Kits for our new Afghan neighbors that consisted of Ramadan stickers and coloring books for the kinds, candy, a thermos for coffee/tea, a Ramadan prayer schedule, and much more. Along with the Ramadan Kits, we distributed Ramadan food boxes from Islamic Relief USA provided through Khan Ohana Foundation to all Afghans in permanent housing.

Ramadan Mubarak Kits Distributed

Volunteer Hours Sorting Clothing, Delivering Meals, Kits, and Clothing

Total Number of Food Boxes Delivered (Courtesy of Islamic Relief and Urban Mission Pantry)

Prayer Rugs Distributed (Courtesy of Refugee Support Group)

February 2022 Update

Below are the numbers that reflect the services and support we were able to provide for our new Afghan neighbors in February 2022. In February, we welcomed our final Afghan family bringing the total number of Afghans resettled in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area to 1,006 and the total number of Afghans resettled in Tulsa to 800 for a grand total of 1,806.

Welcome Kits and Meals Distributed

Volunteer Hours Sorting Clothing, Delivering Meals, Kits, and Clothing

Number of Volunteers

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