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Afghan Refugee

by: Shahab Naseri, Sanandaj, Iran

Books are like people, if you judge them by their cover you may never know the story.

quote by: Mia A., 5th Grade, The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Martha Gulacsy

Artist Statement

The 8-year-old Afghan Del Agha has placed his little brother in an old school-bag after the work was done. In the past decades, following long wars, insecurity, and lack of employment in Afghanistan, many Afghans have been forced to migrate to Iran. According to the Ministry of Refugees and Returnees of Afghanistan, about two million Afghan refugees live in Iran, among whom one million and 400 thousand still lack legal immigration documents.