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APEN: I know what it’s like to leave your country to escape war. We need to do everything we can to support Afghan refugees.

APEN: In response to recent events in Afghanistan, we are sharing this statement below by Torm Nompraseurt, APEN’s Senior Community Organizer and one of APEN’s founders, who has been a community leader in Richmond’s Southeast Asian refugee community for decades. We asked Torm to share his experience as a refugee in the 1970s —not to distract from the challenges that Afghan refugees face today, but to remind us that our own histories can guide us toward solidarity.

Read the full article here: https://apen4ej.medium.com/i-know-what-its-like-to-leave-your-country-to-escape-war-1a5282b9dc4b