About Refugees, By Refugees

Portrait of refugee Sakine standing sideways wearing a maroon hijab and glasses looking down to her hands folded and resting on her stomach

Sakine Mirzaee

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Zahra Gardi

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Trigger Warning:

Many 1000 Dreams interviews were not conducted in English. Their translation has not always been performed by professional translators. Despite great efforts to ensure accuracy, there may be errors.