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Month: August 2021

Karimi says he left Afghanistan because there were "a lot of unsafe places" and he "just wanted to get out of there."

‘Every risk that I took, it’s all worth it’: Abbas Karimi fled Afghanistan at age 16, now he’s representing the Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo 2020

By Sana Noor Haq, CNN Bringing a child into the world should be the happiest day of any parent’s life. But Abbas Karimi said that when his mother gave birth to him in Afghanistan, his parents were riddled with anxiety. Karimi was born without arms, diagnosed with congenital limb deficiency. “They cried so much […]

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