I pray most of all for my children who are still in Afghanistan and Iran.
"I only want to be treated like a human being. I just want to be free and to live in peace and safety..."
I have missed three years of their lives. I will never get them back.
Refugees and advocates ran or walked from George Washington University to Lincoln Memorial (approximately 2 miles) as part of an annual event in celebration of World Refugee Day. An Afghan family from Kabul seeking refuge in Frankfurt, Germany, would have to walk almost 4300 miles. That distance is the equivalent of walking from Boston, Massachusettes to San Diego, California, then up the West Coast past Seattle, Washington to the Canadian border.
In the end you will be judged by the fullness of your heart.
When I dropped oﬀ my first carload … I asked, “May I stay and help?”
My husband told me to go to Germany with our youngest son because I am a math teacher and can speak English, and because I am strong.
If they send me back to Afghanistan or any other country, what will I do?
I just want to be free and to live in peace and safety.
I want my family to stay together here where we can be safe.
My husband is raising our three daughters and our son in a camp in Greece without me.
Because I am almost fourteen and the oldest son, I am responsible for our family.
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