More than three dozen Connecticut residents are still trying to leave Afghanistan after American forces withdrew. Elected officials, relief organizations, and veterans groups are trying to get them out. 

“Their school teachers are calling me asking me where are the students. The 10-year-old student from New Haven who is stuck in Kabul is sending me voicemail messages,” Chris George, executive director of IRIS said. 

George is talking about some of the 43 Connecticut residents stuck in Afghanistan. 

“They’re running out of food and yes, they are running out of hope,” George said. 

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut