A look at one Afghan family's resettlement journey

a man wearing a mask among trees
Muhammad Nishat, 40, worked for a humanitarian project in Afghanistan clearing landmines around the country. In August, he fled his home with his wife and eight children after the Taliban took over.
Jaida Grey Eagle | Sahan Journal

Muhammad Nishat and his family are among nearly 100 Afghans who have arrived in Minnesota following the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan in August.

Until then, Nishat performed humanitarian work in his home country. Now, he lives with his wife and eight kids in a Twin Cities hotel room.

Nishat spoke to Sahan Journal reporter Hibah Ansari about his family’s 44-day journey. (MPR News is a partner of Sahan Journal, a nonprofit newsroom that covers immigrants and communities of color in Minnesota.)

On Monday, Ansari joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk about what comes next for Nishat’s family and other refugees hoping to resettle in Minnesota.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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