Miles donations are providing flights for Afghan refugees


Airlines in ordinary Americans are donating miles to help Afghan refugees reach their new homes when a group that uses donated miles and credit card points to help refugees sought support for those fleeing Afghanistan in August he began talking to other nonprofits about helping now a campaign organized by miles for migrants and a group called welcome US has raised enough frequent flyer miles in two months to provide forty thousand flights for refugees about half of those are from ordinary people the other half or corporate donations mostly donated by airlines organizer say using donated miles and cash to pay for travel frees up government refugee aid for housing and other services the flights carry Afghans from temporary housing at military bases to new homes around the United States former Delaware governor Jack Markell is working point for president Biden Markel says about nine thousand Afghans fleeing the Taliban have been resettled in the U. S. about

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