As we celebrate World Refugees week, Lady Mariéme reflects on her time in Kakuma Refugees Camp and invites Dr Waheed Arian, a British doctor and radiologist born in Afghanistan and founded a telemedicine charity called Arian Teleheal. Waheed is now a citizen, serving in the National Health Service. He told Lady Mariéme that he sees refugees through his eyes. He has written a book to share his journey.
Despite the pandemic, the number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations in 2020 rose to nearly 82.4 million people, according to UNHCR’s latest annual Global Trends reports released today in Geneva. This is a further four per cent increase on top of the already record-high 79.5 million at the end of 2019. Together we heal, learn and shine with new opportunities. Let’s not forget Refugees.
DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Dr Waheed’s personal opinion.