The 5ive Pillars Organization was recently featured by the Business Insider in Sarah Al-Arshani's article, 'The government is failing us': Afghan Americans have stepped up to assist Afghan refugees in the US as resettlement orgs struggle to meet demand.
Zuhal Bahaduri, co-founder of The 5ive Pillars Organization and Arash Azizzada, co-founder of Afghans for a Better Tomorrow spoke to Business Insider about challenges facing Afghan newcomers in the US since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021.
"We're just young Americans with no resources, no resettlement experience — young professionals in our respective places trying to provide this job that's not even ours," Bahaduri told Business Insider.
"To be honest, like the government is failing us and the burden of successfully resettling again is going onto groups like us, Afghan-American community orgs, and we're not funded or there are some but they're underfunded. So, they're coming to us because we are able to provide this service and support and they're not getting it elsewhere," she added.
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