Refugees… We have all seen the pictures of overcrowded rowboats filled with sad, worn, and panicked faces. But have we actually ever heard someone tell the full story of what’s behind those pictures?
After his father's murder by the Taliban, Nadim , then hardly a man, was delegated by his mother to find his way to Europe from Kabul with the hope that he could find work and send money to support her and her three younger children. Into the claws of a smuggler he fell, commencing a month of horror which included crossing the Zagros mountain range from Iran into Turkey in the dead of winter, rowing across a river in which many refugees continue to drown, being stuffed into the back of a small car with twenty other refugees, only to end up living for a year on the streets of Paris before finding shelter. Join Nadim as he tells WICE members and others about this harrowing experience.
Nadim , born in Kabul and raised in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, was studying law when his life was disrupted by his father’s death in 2014. Since his arrival in Paris in 2015, he has been working with associations for refugees and in restaurants. WICE member Clara Siverson is sharing a PayPal fund, the proceeds of which allow Nadim to support his family back home who are living in hiding. Contributions would be most welcome.
Topic: Lockdown Talks - KABUL TO PARIS: A REFUGEE’S NIGHTMARE
Time: May 4, 2020 05:00 PM Paris
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