An internally displaced woman holds a child at an internally displaced camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Credit: Bernat Armangue

PORTLAND, Maine  — A humanitarian group has resettled at least 68 Afghans in Maine.

Catholic Charities Maine has been working to resettle Afghans who have family ties in the southern part of the state, the Portland Press Herald reported. The effort is a small piece of the work to resettle tens of thousands of evacuees who were airlifted out of Kabul and taken to military bases in the U.S.

Hannah DeAngelis, director of refugee and immigration services at Catholic Charities, said the agency has an allocation of 100 evacuees and is almost certain to reach it by the end of the year.

The federal government has also approved two other organizations to help with Afghan resettlement in Maine. One is Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and the other is Ethiopian Community Development Council.