CHICAGO (CBS) — As Afghan refugees seek to travel to safer locations, two Chicago companies are helping them get there.
There are more than 50,000 evacuees living on U.S. military bases.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
Chicago-based United Airlines is one of five airlines donating flights to help get evacuees to their final destinations.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Disturbance Brings Chance Of Rain-Snow Mix To Our North Overnight
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The White House and the American public have also donated about 20,000 flights.