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Video: Zarlasht Halaimzai | What it’s like to be a war refugee

Living under the constant threat of violence has a lasting effect — even after you escape from danger, says writer and refugee advocate Zarlasht Halaimzai. One of the millions of people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced by conflict, Halaimzai now helps others overcome the devastation of war. In this poignant, vital talk, she articulates the lingering trauma of being expendable — and shares how belonging to a community can help bring back feelings of long-lost safety.

Zarlasht Halaimzai is an Afghan-born British writer and advocate for refugee and children’s rights. She is the founder of Amna, a network that helps refugees heal from the trauma of war and forced displacement.

Zarlasht Halaimzai

Running time: 13 minutes

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