Inamullah is from Afghanistan but was living in Pakistan with his family last year and working as an English teacher when local government officials told all Afghan refugees to leave the country. He fled with his family back to their hometown in Ozbeen, Afghanistan.
Ozbeen is not an easy place to live, it’s been under the control of the Taliban for the last seven years. Inamullah went to Kabul to apply for university but the Taliban had threatened his family several times and wanted Inamullah to join as an English translator. He had two options: join or flee again.
He fled to Turkey on one of the deadliest routes, encountering hunger, thirst and witnessing death before his eyes. He didn’t know anyone when he arrived to Turkey but found work in a factory in Istanbul. He worked and lived in the factory for three months under harsh conditions but was unfortunately never paid.
Inamullah was introduced to a group of young individuals working on the refugee crisis in Turkey and has recently been volunteering but remains unstable and in need of support with basic needs and employment.