Syrian Stuck at Airport Turns to Social Media – Southeast Asia Dispatches

KUALA LUMPUR – Thirty-seven year-old Syrian asylum seeker Hassan Al Kontar uses social media to share his story of life at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Because of Hassan’s posts, volunteers from Malaysia to Canada have taken up his cause.

Adam Bemma met with Hassan at KLIA2. He’s been stuck in limbo hoping to be resettled to Canada with the help of family and friends there. They’ve started an online petition.

This story aired on Southeast Asia Dispatches Monday, September 17, 2018.

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Adam Bemma is a journalist and media development advisor.

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