Indiana Housing 6K Afghan Refugees
Monday, September 20, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS - More than 6,000 Afghan refugees are being housed at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury training base.

The refugees are preparing for permanent resettlement. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security said 6,603 Afghan refugees were being housed at Atterbury as of Wednesday.

Homeland Security reports 58% of the refugees are male, and 47.4% are under the age of 18.

Most who left were American citizens, spouses of American citizens or green card holders who had already completed the above processes, including vaccinations.

According to U.S. officials, Indiana is projected to take 490 arrivals.