Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sher Mohammad | A Refugee Profile

The UN refugee agency has been asking refugees and others all around the world to tell us their stories on camera. They are stories of escape, survival, and triumph after being forced to flee their homes.

"It really disturbs me when you don't have the right to defend yourself."

Sher Mohammad was born and raised in Afghanistan and trained as a pharmacist. Following the Soviet occupation of his country in the 1980s, he fled to Pakistan. His home village was bombed, he says, and his mother and nephew killed. In Pakistan, he continued to work as a pharmacist before starting a gemstone trading business in the mid-1990s in Peshawar. He has two sons and seven daughters and many grandchildren.

Here is the full play list.

Storytelling: Through the Eyes of Refugees.

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