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Blog Post: Supporting Afghan Clients’ Food Needs during Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This blog post suggests ways that refugee service providers can help meet the food needs of Afghan clients who are observing Ramadan while living in temporary housing.

Tool or Template: Traditional Afghan Ingredients for Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 30, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This checklist includes a list of traditional Afghan ingredients commonly used during Ramadan. There is also a column that can be used to track which ingredients have been purchased, and additional lines where more ingredients can be added.  

Guide: Destination Guides

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: March 17, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement
These guides provide information on mosques, halal grocery stores, social services, and programming in local communities. These guides are available for the regions listed below.   Disclaimer: Destination Guides were developed by the Department of Homeland Security as a part of the response to the Operation Allies Welcome Mission. The documents, including organizations and businesses …

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Video: Who are the Afghan Newcomers Part I: Key Events in Recent Afghan History

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This video provides a brief overview of recent Afghan history and eras of migration to the U.S. It is part one in a three-part series on Who are the Afghan Newcomers.

Video: Who are the Afghan Newcomers Part II: Social and Cultural Characteristics

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This video provides an overview of Afghan social and cultural characteristics, including language, religions, ethnicities, and gender roles. It is part two in a three-part series on Who are the Afghan Newcomers.

Video: Who are the Afghan Newcomers Part III: Transitioning to a U.S. Culture

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 16, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
This video explores expectations and misconceptions that Afghan newcomers may bring as new arrivals to the United States, along with tips for effective communication and rapport building. It is part three in a three-part series on Who are the Afghan Newcomers.

Blog Post: COVID-19 Trending Topics: Omicron, At-Home Tests, and New Guidance

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: February 28, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, COVID-19 remains at the forefront of our minds and those of our clients. Read this blog for the latest in resources and guidance from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) that you can share with clients and review yourself to further your understanding of recent COVID-19 guidance.

Archived Webinar: Tarjimly Workshop: How to Download and Use the App

Author(s): Tarjimly
Date: February 25, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Interpretation
Tarjimly is a mobile phone app that connects multilingual speakers, who can remotely volunteer their language skills as translators and interpreters, with people who need interpretation. Tarjimly supports connecting to translators in 120+ languages. The interpreters on Tarjimly are volunteers and there are two options for using the app: free access and premium (paid) access. …

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Video: U. S. Laws Overview

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: February 14, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
This short video covers basic foundational knowledge about U.S. laws that can be used as a primer to share more in-depth details about other specific U.S. laws. It is available in Dari, English, and Pashto. 

Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: COVID-19 Testing

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: January 12, 2022
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This tip sheet provides information about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 test, when to get tested, and the typical process testing uses. Among other information, the tip sheet conveys that even if you are vaccinated, you can get infected with COVID-19 and may not know it because you may not feel sick; that when …

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