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Chicago-Based United Airlines, Boeing Step Up In Effort To Get Afghan Refugees To Safer Places

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.

Chicago-based United Airlines is one of five airlines donating flights to help get evacuees to their final destinations.

Chicago-based Boeing is among other travel-related companies donating to the effort.

The White House and the American public have also donated about 20,000 flights.

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