Evacuees who fled Afghanistan safely on United States soil

People fleeing violence in Afghanistan arrived at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

City and all federal and state agencies, as well hospitals and non-profits, provide food, comfort and hygiene products, as well as a medical examination “that includes a required test for COVID, physical and mental support services and the chance to get a COVID vaccine.” Officials said.

Volunteer translators who can help with Farsi, Pashto and Urdu are needed.

The military hopes to expand the capacity there to 10,000, part of an effort to expand nationwide capacity to 50,000 by Sept. 15.

A line of refugees, some wearing face masks

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk through the Dulles International Airport to board buses that will take them to a processing center on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Evacuees walk outside an airport building toward buses

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk at Dulles International Airport toward buses that will take them to a processing center on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

A woman carries a young child who is holding a bag of snacks

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk at the Dulles International Airport to board buses that will take them to a processing center on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

A woman walks while holding hands with a girl

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk through the Dulles International Airport to board buses that will take them to a processing center on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

A girl and boy appear to have a staring contest as evacuees board a bus

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan board a bus that will take them to a processing center on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

A woman carries a child wearing a tiny denim vest over a baggy white shirt

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan approach a bus at Dulles International Airport on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Adults carrying small bags of luggage walk with children

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk through the Dulles International Airport on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Weary-looking evacuees line up to board a bus

Evacuees who fled Afghanistan board buses that will take them to a processing center on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

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