# Afghan refugees
St. Louis seeking to stem population decline with Afghan refugees
After the United States withdrew its troops from Afghanistan at the end of August 2021, more than 76,000 Afghan refugees have relocated to the U.S. About 600 of them have made it to St. Louis so far and another 750 are expected by later this year.
Queen City Roundup 3/14: Afghan refugees await homes, NC court rules on domestic violence and more
The Charlotte Hornets had support in New Orleans on Friday, when they pulled out a 142-120 win over the Pelicans(Charlotte Hornets/Twitter) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Happy Monday, Charlotte! It is March 14, and that means it's Pi Day! The Roundup shares a few pastry producers in the Queen City trading in tarts for $3.14. In other news, it has been over four months since refugees fleeing Afghanistan arrived in Charlotte, but local advocates are having difficulty finding places for them to stay.
RiceVan Launches Refugee Relief Program While Providing Meals and Jobs to New Afghan Refugees in Philadelphia
RiceVan started in the early days of the pandemic when restaurateur Dan Tsao, owner of EMei in Chinatown, and General Tsao’s House in Rittenhouse, needed to create a new business model when the lockdown threatened to destroy everything he had built. In May 2020, he founded RiceVan, an E-commerce food marketplace with suburban delivery up to 60 miles away in the tri-state region. The business originally focused on providing specialty Asian groceries and meals from Chinatown to members of the Asian community in the Philadelphia suburbs.