First Afghan arrivals begin new life in Australia

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A group of newly arrived Afghans evacuated from Kabul have left hotel quarantine after completing fourteen days of isolation. Support groups are working with the group to provide clothing donations and mental health services as they embark on a new chapter of their lives in Australia.

Australia has granted three thousand humanitarian visas to Afghan nationals over this year with the majority going to at-risk locally engaged Afghan employees and their families.  

Many evacuees will start in temporary housing until they secure permanent accommodation. Support workers say there are key challenges for evacuees as they reintegrate into communities. 

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