Gulwali Passarlay is a speaker, activist and former refugee from Afghanistan who came to Britain in 2004, aged just 12. He is the author of The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy's Journey of Escape to A New Life in Britain.
In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Gulwali talks about his journey through ten countries as a refugee, what it feels like to flee your homeland, and why we have a moral duty to aid the thousands of refugees dying at sea on their quest to find safety.
Gulwali is sharing his story as part of Refugee Week (19-25 June), the UK's largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees to our society. Hundreds of arts, cultural and educational events will be held nationwide in renowned venues, public squares, libraries, schools and places of worship to celebrate our shared future
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