WEST JORDAN, Utah (KUTV) — Refugees fleeing Afghanistan were welcomed to a meet-and-greet at the Utah Islamic Center mosque Monday night.
More than 100 people went out to show support to the refugees.
For security reasons, even those who are helping the refugees acclimate to their new life don’t know who the refugees are right away, which is why they invite them to gatherings like the one on Monday.
Yama Mustafawi, founder of the United Afghan-American Coalition, said he “just found out one girl, 24 years old, was working at the airport, and the Taliban take over. She was at work, so she hid in the military airplane and, finally, she made it by herself.”