A 12-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan
Gulwali Passerlay was just 12 years old when his mother paid human traffickers to get him out of Afghanistan. It was expected to be a difficult trip, but it became a year-long odyssey of suffering, abuse, deprivation and only occasional kindness. He shares his story.
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In 2006, when Gulwali Passarlay was 12-years-old, he left Afghanistan on a perilous journey, which included being taken by smugglers to that same Greek island.
My mother saved my life by sending me away, but she also lost me.- Gulwali Passarlay