Rochester family with loved ones in Afghanistan still desperate for help

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Efforts to get people safely out of Afghanistan are still a top priority. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he’s helping a few families in Western New York get their loved ones back home.

One Rochester family came to News10NBC on East Avenue just last week, asking for help getting relatives out of Afghanistan.

Spozh Qadiri is trying to save two brothers, their wives, and children. Even though Qadiri’s family has the necessary paperwork and approvals, her family is getting turned away at the airport in Kabul.

Schumer says he’s been working hard to get in contact with the right people, from National Security to the White House chief of staff.

"We are continuing to monitor that and try to do everything we can, working with our American government of course, and our American officials and some foreign countries who are trying to help as well," Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

For security reasons, it was not clear how or what other countries are helping. Schumer would also not elaborate to protect the families involved.