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Catholic Charities helping refugee brothers learn English

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Catholic Charities helping refugee brothers learn English

By Beth Fisher. CREATED Aug 25, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- After being forced to flee Afghanistan, two teenagers found themselves in Las Vegas.

The brothers and their family was forced to flee. People were threatening to kill them and they feared for their lives.

Every state has an office that helps refugees and that office is ran by Catholic Charities in Las Vegas.

One of the challenges that refugees face is learning a new language. But thanks to Catholic Charities, 16-year-old Yasir and his 13-year-old brother Zahid are learning English from senior citizens who volunteer for the foster grandparent program.

Beth Fisher

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Beth Fisher is an anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas and reports on the positive news in Las Vegas.