In 2017 and 2018 I worked with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, fleeing a genocide that I can't even tell you all the details about - it's too inhuman and unthinkable.
Since then I've been in regular contact with some of them.
I'm launching a campaign to help 2 families at a difficult time. These kind-hearted people are among those who took part in the feature-length documentary Wondering, a Rohingya Story, which I invite you to see or watch again: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wanderingthemovie
Mohamed Hares and his wonderful family, with whom I had the opportunity to spend several days in the camps where everything is lacking. Mohammed was 12 at the time of the genocide. While escaping, he was hit by a bullet in his genitals, which exited through his thigh. He needs an operation, which his family cannot afford.
Abul Kalam has become a friend. He was with me every moment, every time. Without him, I would have been blind and deaf. Since then, faced with a completely blocked future, he has fled the camps in Bangladesh, leaving his family behind, to take refuge in India. It was the only way he could provide for his family.
The aim of this personal campaign is to enable Hares to undergo the operation that is essential if he is to live a dignified life, and for Kalam to help him through this difficult transition.