About Refugees, By Refugees

Portrait of refugee Shamil with his arms crossed looking to his left wearing a blue polo shirt standing against a floral background

Shamil Thowseen

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United Kingdom

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan

Abdullrhman Hassona

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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.