Friday, February 17, 2012

A Refugee Profile | Abdul Rahim

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.

Abdul Rahim, 24, was born in Pakistan after his family fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. His family lived in Azakhel refugee camp in Pakistan's north-west, until their home was destroyed in the devastating floods of summer 2010. Abdul Rahim almost drowned and lost everything he owned. Luckily, he managed to salvage his refugee card, saying
“It is a very important card, proof that we are the nationals of Afghanistan… We are the citizens of Afghanistan”

Here is the full play list.Storytelling: Through the Eyes of Refugees.

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