This video was first published on 5×15 website – The original post can be accessed Here https://vimeo.com/201923545 ”Ahmad al-Rashid was born in Aleppo, Syria. He studied English language and literature before fleeing the country to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. There, Ahmad taught English in the Syrian refugee camps then joined the UN […]
This video was first published on TEDx Talks Published on 20 Dec 2016 Original video can be accessed from Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfjmPqMtzs ”Ahmad Al-Rashid brings us a first-hand account of the plight of refugees. With ISIS knocking at the door, Ahmad fled his home, made a dangerous (and illegal) journey from Aleppo in Syria, and eventually […]
When a community football team needs recruits and a group of refugees needs a new home, they turn out to be a perfect fit. But first, there is ignorance and fear and prejudice to be overcome. That’s the basis of an Australian film featured in this year’s Global Migration Film Festival. The theme of building understanding through sports works well on screen, but in a climate of growing Islamophobia, how well does it work in reality?
The article originally appeared on Info Migrants website Ahmad Al Rashid was one of around one million migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015. Three years on, he has managed to acquire a Master’s degree and is working for the IOM, the UN Migration Agency in London. A story of successful integration. When around one […]
I was one of 14 Syrians the FA invited to watch the England v Nigeria game at Wembley, accompanied by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Football has always been a big part of my life – growing up in Syria, as a refugee in the region and now in the UK. To me, […]