Informal U.S. Refugee Network Turns to Text Messages, GoFundMe to Rescue Afghans | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Informal U.S. Refugee Network Turns to Text Messages, GoFundMe to Rescue Afghans

The desperate plea was sent via text message from one refugee advocate to another trying to aid frantic evacuations from Afghanistan: "Just got a call for a young mom with her two young kids," it said, "She got through Taliban but being turned away by U.S. forces."

The Afghan woman, a U.S. permanent resident who was in Afghanistan to visit family, and her U.S. citizen children were hoping to board a flight from Kabul to rejoin her husband in North Carolina on Thursday following the Taliban's rapid takeover of the country.

It was her second attempt to leave Afghanistan after she and her small children were trampled in a stampede triggered by gunfire near the airport on Wednesday, advocates and the woman's husband said in interviews, requesting anonymity for her safety.

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