States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way, Maryland Among Top HostsThe State Department resettled evacuees based on the advice of local affiliates of nine national resettlement agencies the U.S. government is working with, the officials said.
‘They Are Terrified’ Maryland Family Desperate To Help Relatives Escape AfghanistanFor the Salehi family’s loved ones In Afghanistan, the immediate lifeline for escape is gone as the United States has now withdrawn from the country.
‘He Is My Brother’ Maryland Veteran Turns To France To Help His Former Translator Escape Taliban Rule In AfghanistanMarine Corps veteran Mike Wilson worked for weeks to get his translator out of Afghanistan. They served side by side in combat in the Helmand Province for two years.
Senators Ben Cardin & Chris Van Hollen Release Statements Following Terrorist Attack In KabulSenator Ben Cardin released a statement following the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Lutheran Immigration And Refugee Service Collecting Donations For Afghan Allies, RefugeesThe Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service will launch a donation drive to support Afghan allies and refugees the Baltimore nonprofit is helping to resettle. As the U.S. government evacuates thousands from Kabul, LIRS expects an increased need for community support.
Hogan Criticizes Biden Administration's Handling Of AfghanistanGov. Larry Hogan on Sunday criticized the way the Biden administration has exited Afghanistan, calling the evacuation an "unmitigated disaster" during an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation."
'The Situation For Our Family Is Getting Worse' Local Man Trying To Help Brother Escape Crisis In AfghanistanThe chaos continues to unfold in Afghanistan and one local man is desperate to bring his brother to safety.
'I Think Afghans Deserve To Live In Peace' Area Doctor Born In Afghanistan Weighs In On CrisisThe images in Afghanistan shocked people around the world. When it became clear that the Taliban would take over large portions of the country, citizens rushed to the airport to try to leave.
"A Dire Humanitarian Crisis": Cardin And Van Hollen Lament Afghanistan SituationSen. Ben Cardin released a statement on Monday calling the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan "a dire humanitarian crisis" and urging President Biden to increase the quota for refugees who could relocate to America.
Congressman Ruppersberger Releases Statement Supporting Withdrawal From AfghanistanAs Taliban forces continue their sweep through Afghanistan, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger on Monday released a statement supporting the Biden administration's withdrawal from the country and calling the safety of American personnel on the ground the "number one priority."
Citizen-Soldiers From Maryland Army National Guard Return Home Following 9-Month Mission In AfghanistanMore than 130 members of the 58th Brigade and the 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion are now back statewide following a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.
MD, NYC Firefighter Killed In Afghanistan Remembered As "The Greatest Man""Once I have my girls in bed and it's just me and my thoughts, it's hard. I've gotta figure out healthy ways to fill the quiet," his wife Shannon Slutman said. "He's always with me."
State Senator To Deploy To Afghanistan Before Session EndsThe new vice chairman of a Maryland legislative committee will deploy to Afghanistan 10 days before the legislative session closes.
Eight Journalists Among 29 Killed In Twin Afghanistan BlastsEight journalists were among 29 people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul Monday, including a famed photographer.
Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum TransplantThe Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.