Indiana to receive first Afghan refugees as early as this week

By CASEY SMITH Associated Press/Report for America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials say roughly 1,000 Afghan refugees could arrive as early as this week at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury, where they will be provided temporary housing and support services before being resettled.

Indiana National Guard Adjutant Gen. R. Dale Lyles said Wednesday that Camp Atterbury is expected to receive approximately 5,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan in the coming weeks.

Lyles says active-duty and National Guard service members will provide with housing, medical, logistics and transportation services.

The Afghans will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at Camp Atterbury to determine their medical and visa statuses.

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