An incredible voyage
Looking for security, ending up in limbo
Khadar grew up in a small town in Somalia. He was interested in fashion and was dreaming of going abroad to realise his ambitions. Some of his friends had gone to Europe and were posting nice stories on social media about their life there. Khadar decided to try to travel to Europe. He contacted a smuggler and travelled through Ethiopia to Sudan, where he and his fellow travellers were detained in a smugglers’ camp. They had to stay there for a month under terrible conditions.
This is the second in a series of three Somali talk shows with Ifrah Ahmed. Among topics discussed in this video are the horrible conditions people are subjected to when going on tahriib and the duty of survivors to inform others of the dangers.
“We were scared. We used to close the door and couldn’t sleep at night because of fear. We would sleep for a few hours and then wake up. We didn’t get enough sleep and we lacked food. I also vomited a lot. The malaria I caught in Juba had become painful when we reached Sudan.”
Nakhlan is a young Somali refugee currently living in Egypt. He was born a refugee in Yemen. He came to Egypt with his family and they had no means of support, so Nakhlan started to work in a storage unloading trucks. In his spare time, he studied photography and video editing. Today, he has become a social media personality with over a million followers who watch his videos on Youtube and other channels.
This is the first in a series of three Somali talk shows with Ifrah Ahmed. Among topics discussed in this video are the horrible conditions people are subjected to when going on tahriib and the duty of survivors to inform others of the dangers.
Telling the Real Story cooperated with Universal TV, a Somali channel, in organizing a talk show on Tahriib.
TRS together with Horn Cable television, held a talk show on Tahriib and its effects on the community. The talk show brought together three panellists: an author called Mohamed Hussein Geeldon who wrote a book called We Almost Kissed The Ground on his attempted journey to Europe.