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Missouri To Receive 1,200 Afghan Evacuees From First Group

The U.S. State Department says Missouri is expected to receive 1,200 Afghanistan evacuees from a first group arriving for resettlement in the United States.

State department data obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday detailed how a first group of 37,000 arrivals will be resettled in each state. The arrivals fled from Afghanistan when the U.S. ended its long war there and withdrew last month.

President Joe Biden's administration has asked Congress for funding to resettle 65,000 Afghans by the end of this month and 95,000 by September of next year.