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  • Writer's pictureNatalie Faas

Canisius to house Afghan refugees

In an email to the Canisius Community on Tuesday, President Hurley announced that Canisius will house Afghan refugees that arrive in Buffalo while they await permanent housing.

Canisius is one of many places around Buffalo that will be working to house the approximately 355 Afghan evacuees expected to arrive in Buffalo.

16 evacuees will be housed in four apartments in the Delavan Townhouse Complex on a transitional basis while they are looking for permanent housing, either inside or outside of Buffalo. The college is also expecting to provide the refugees with furnishing and linens.

The evacuees will not be housed with Canisius undergraduates.

According to the email, the Afghans will have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

President Hurley said: “There may be an opportunity for the Canisius community to come together to support these evacuees with basic items, food and perhaps even meals.”

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