SettleIn Facebook, an initiative launched by the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) in September 2021, engages newly arrived Afghans resettling in the United States in an interactive format. New arrivals can access vital information tied to early resettlement services, employment, housing, education, and COVID-19.
Users can view regular page updates, chat with experienced Dari and Pashto-speaking community liaisons, and attend Facebook Live events on cultural orientation topics. Recent Facebook Live events covered:
- Driving in the United States
- Working with resettlement agencies
- Afghan Placement and Assistance program
Incorporating COVID-19 education
NRC-RIM is proud to partner with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support this effort by providing COVID-19 content in Dari and Pashto. To date, SettleIn has featured:
- Omicron variant fact sheet
- Video PSAs that summarize key facts about COVID-19 vaccines
- Know the Numbers: an infographic that highlights the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
- #DontMissOut: a campaign about staying safe during holidays and other gatherings of family and friends
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NRC-RIM also has all of their resources in Dari, Pashto, and Farsi available for download on their special topic page on Afghan new arrivals.
About the partners
CORE connects and supports refugee resettlement staff globally to deliver effective Cultural Orientation, which helps refugees and Special Immigrant Visa holders achieve self-sufficiency in the United States.
IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization whose work spans more than 40 countries. In the U.S., IRC works in 26 cities across 15 states to create opportunities for refugees, asylum-seekers, and other vulnerable migrants to survive and thrive.
NRC-RIM is funded by the CDC to support health departments and community organizations working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.