Tag: #Kunduz

#Enough! We can respond to the tears of Kunduz refugee, Abdul Fatah

12th October 2015 By Dr Hakim We live in a World at War, and as fellow human beings, what can we do for refugees like 45-year-old Abdul Fatah, who has been crying lately, who doesn’t have a home in his own home? World at War is the title of a report UNHCR released in June 2015, in which António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, describes the refugee crises in Europe and worldwide as “an unchecked slide into an era in which the scale of global forced displacement as well as the response required is now clearly dwarfing anything seen before.” But for those of us who are distant from War and not ‘in the same boat’, being part of the ‘response required’ seems just as ‘out-of-reach’. So, please follow this story for a while. Ali, one of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, is 17 years old. On October […]

Borderfree Afghan Street Kids support Doctors Without Borders Kunduz : Save Children from War!

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11th October 2015 By Dr Hakim I felt empty when I heard that to the north of where I work in Kabul, bombs were dropped on a ‘Doctors Without Borders’ Hospital in #Kunduz, for a full hour. 12 hospital staff and 10 patients were killed, three of them Afghan children. 33 persons are still missing. Borderfree Afghan Street Kids say that the three Afghan children shouldn’t have been killed by a U.S. airstrike on a Doctor Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. I wondered if it was mainly medical personnel like myself who felt sad. So, together with Ali, an Afghan Peace Volunteer, I asked the Borderfree Afghan Street Kids, whom I’ve known for a year now, how they felt. I wanted to make better sense of my emptiness. After filming the spontaneous answers of the street kids, I wanted the world to hear what they said, and to struggle […]