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erienced the same difficulties that other displaced people did. I saw that there were still many stories that needed to be told and shared with the world.

SIRWAN KAJJO:

The more she reports, the more Rasho sees the impact her work has on the lives of others.

In 2019 she reported on a man left with permanent injuries from a bomb blast, who had learned to play the drums. When others heard his story, they encouraged him to perform in the camp.

But reporting as a displaced person is not without challenges. Journalists like Rasho often lack space or adequate equipment.

Access to information and the ability to communicate with the outside world are essential for displaced people globally, says the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR.

Chris Boian, UNHCR Spokesperson:

I think that really there is nothing that speaks to the elemental truth of the refugee story more powerfully than the voice of one who has lived that story and survived to tell it.

SIRWAN KAJJO:

Over 100 million people are displaced globally, the UNHCR says, including 5,000 at Rasho’s camp.

Boian says the UNHCR and its partners provide help and protection to those people and give them the opportunity to tell their own stories.

Rasho, being that voice for others displaced by conflict is what gives her the determination to keep going.

Sirwan Kajjo, VOA News.

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Source: Voice of America

Author Since: Dec 08, 2021

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