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Photo: A moving welcome to Saskatoon for Afghan refugees

StarPhoenix photographer Michelle Berg was on hand to capture the moment a group of refugees from Afghanistan arrived in Saskatoon on Saturday.

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More than 300 government- and private-sponsored refugees from Afghanistan arrived in MB’s Winnipeg on charter flights from Pakistan on Friday, with many heading to Saskatoon on Saturday.

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More than 17,000 refugees from Afghanistan have called Canada home, and the federal government has announced that the Taliban will scale back operations there after seizing control of Afghanistan in August 2021, withdrawing 20 years later. , has pledged to resettle at least 40,000 people who have fled. .

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StarPhoenix photographer Michelle Berg was there to capture the excitement of 23 Malephat High School students in Kabul reuniting with their classmates on Saturday.

Afghan refugees sing as they welcome friends at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022.
Afghan refugees sing as they welcome friends at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix
Emotions ran high as Afghan refugees waited to be greeted by their friends at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022.
Emotions ran high as Afghan refugees waited to be greeted by their friends at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix
Mariam Masomi hugs Mounir Ibrahimi, one of 23 Malefat High School students in Kabul, who arrived in Saskatoon on August 27, 2022.
Mariam Masomi hugs Mounir Ibrahimi, one of 23 Malefat High School students in Kabul, who arrived in Saskatoon on August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix
Nila Ebrahimi, second from left, was greeted by her classmates from Malephat High School at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022.
Nila Ebrahimi, second from left, was greeted by her classmates from Malephat High School at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix
Thousands of people waited to welcome a group of Afghan refugees at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022.
Thousands of people waited to welcome a group of Afghan refugees at Saskatoon International Airport on August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix
An Afghan refugee who fled his Taliban-controlled home a year ago at Saskatoon International Airport on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
An Afghan refugee who fled his Taliban-controlled home a year ago at Saskatoon International Airport on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix
Maryam Masoomi and Fatima Masoomi welcome their friends to Saskatoon on August 27, 2022.
Maryam Masoomi and Fatima Masoomi welcome their friends to Saskatoon on August 27, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /saskatoon star phoenix

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Photo: A moving welcome to Saskatoon for Afghan refugees

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