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Mehrullah  ·  Afghanistan

The Journey: We Were So Afraid

Our three-year-old boy was lost on the other side.

Editing by Twila Bird
Photography by Lindsay Silsby
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We were crossing the border when the police came and split our group in two. Our three-year-old boy was lost on the other side of the border. He was gone for two days before we could pay a smuggler to get him back to us. It was all the money we had; we were so afraid.

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