France: Solidarity among Afghans in Paris

It is in this Afghan grocery store in the 10th arrondissement of Paris that Astrolabes Youssoufi, a student and sworn translator, has been voluntarily setting up for the past ten days a desk to advise his compatriots.To show them the way forward or to allay their fears about their relatives in Kabul.

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/105392-000-A/france-solidarite-afghane/

There are compatriots who are completely lost and who come to see me, who ask me questions about reuniting their family members or repatriation. They don’t speak the language very well and on top of that I get calls from the country where she self family portraits, birth certificates. A neighbour from the neighbourhood comes to see him to try to recover a birth certificate from Ofpra, but also to express his anxieties generated by the Ofpra situation.I am very worried because my country is occupied by terrorists whom I do not trust because they are against human rights, children and women’s rights.

They are stuck in the city of Kabul, in the district of Mbarki Nasr, where they are to meet, a few streets away, two Afghan women who are worried about the fate of those who have worked for the Afghan government or for foreign NGOs.They are asking us for help.This is because, first of all, they have family members in Afghanistan who are still stranded and who have worked for international humanitarian organizations.Back at the grocery store.With his phone still screwed to his ear, Nasrallah is suddenly caught up in his family history.He is on the line with his sister, who has stayed behind under threat from the Taliban, for propaganda for a book.

They are identifying those who have worked for the government on behalf of international organizations.Personally, I am shocked.I am afraid for my family.I don’t know what I should do.I am completely lost.This is the essential moment to be able to do something.Punctually distraught, Nasrallah does not demobilize.He has just obtained an interview this Friday with the president of the National Court of Asylum, where he intervenes from time to time as a translator.It is in this Afghan grocery store in the 10th arrondissement of Paris that Astrolabes Youssoufi, a student and sworn translator, has been voluntarily setting up for the past ten days a desk to advise his compatriots.To show them the way forward or to allay their fears about their relatives in Kabul.

There are compatriots who are completely lost and who come to see me, who ask me questions about reuniting their family members or repatriation.They don’t speak the language very well and on top of that I get calls from the country where she self family portraits, birth certificates.A neighbour from the neighbourhood comes to see him to try to recover a birth certificate from Ofpra, but also to express his anxieties generated by the Ofpra situation.I am very worried because my country is occupied by terrorists whom I do not trust because they are against human rights, children and women’s rights.

They are stuck in the city of Kabul, in the district of Mbarki Nasr, where they are to meet, a few streets away, two Afghan women who are worried about the fate of those who have worked for the Afghan government or for foreign NGOs.They are asking us for help.This is because, first of all, they have family members in Afghanistan who are still stranded and who have worked for international humanitarian organizations.

Back at the grocery store.With his phone still screwed to his ear, Nasrallah is suddenly caught up in his family history.He is on the line with his sister, who has stayed behind under threat from the Taliban, for propaganda for a book.They are identifying those who have worked for the government on behalf of international organizations.

Personally, I am shocked.I am afraid for my family.I don’t know what I should do.I am completely lost.This is the essential moment to be able to do something.Punctually distraught, Nasrallah does not demobilize.He has just obtained an interview this Friday with the president of the National Court of Asylum, where he intervenes from time to time as a translator.

His office can be found in an Afghan grocery store in Paris. Nasrullah Youssoufi has lived in France for seven years. All his family stayed in Afghanistan. Aware that many of his compatriots share his anxiety about their loved ones since the return of the Taliban to power, Nasrullah decided to help them.

source http://www.swissinfo.ch

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