KUALA LUMPUR – Syrian refugee Hasan Al Akraa has become something of a minor celebrity in his adopted home of Malaysia. The 19-year-old is a prominent face in the country’s refugee community.
Since fleeing the Syrian civil war with his family seven years ago, Hasan began raising funds online for refugees needing emergency medical assistance but many of his donors reacted negatively to an announcement he made last year. This story aired on Southeast Asia Dispatches Monday, March 25, 2019.
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