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Issue 1476 - The Long Way to A Better Life

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Refugee Special

The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan has focused minds on the necessity of welcoming people from some of the worst imaginable situations, especially as the debate has been particularly pronounced this year. This special edition of The Big Issue presents the reality and truth of the situation, offering unfiltered details from those who had been refugees, those were inside the system and are through it now.

Included Inside

- Author Gulwali Passarlay is our youngest-ever Letter To My Younger Self subject – he describes his incredible journey over thousands of miles to flee the Taliban and start again
- A moment that changed history: Celebrating 70 years of the UN Refugee Convention with people whose lives it has transformed
- ‘We are not counted as human’: The reality of detention centres
- Tell Tails: The story behind curious tiny sculptures popping up across Folkestone
- Giving voice to refugees: Arriving at 16 with little English, Radil Barzan is now translating for others in an increasingly hostile UK
- The Musicians in Exile who are breaking down barriers

Plus much more!

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