The Selfish Altruist Podcast 01: Gulwali Passarlay “We had hope”

24/08/21

Events in Afghanistan are moving fast and the current humanitarian crisis could overwhelm the region. Our volunteer Trustee Gulwali Passarlay fled Afghanistan as a child refugee 15 years ago. The Taliban takeover has now dashed any hopes he had of returning to help rebuild the country or be reunited with his family.

Hear  about the situation in Afghanistan now from one of the UK’s leading  refugee campaigners with a unique and insightful perspective on the  situation there now. And hear what the UK Government needs to do immediately to help.

You  can get Gulwali’s inspirational and jaw dropping account of his refugee  journey The Lightless Sky from all good bookstores or Amazon. You can follow his tireless campaigning on Twitter @GulwaliP

If you are concerned about the situation, write to your MP.

Podcast produced and edited by the brilliant María Nuñez.

This is the first in our second series of podcasts we are calling The Selfish Altruist. The people volunteering on the frontline of humanitarian crises can see how valuable their work is. But when things are so tough for others, it can be difficult to admit just how rewarding it is to be a volunteer. It’s selfish altruism and we think it should be celebrated.

You can listen to the interviews we did with a wide range of inspirational people in our first Podcast series Standing with Refugees.

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