Meet the Writers

Waheed Arian

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26 June 2022

Episode 343

31 minutes

Born in Afghanistan, Waheed Arian has lived in a refugee camp, sheltered in cellars from a civil war, and endured malaria, TB and malnutrition. After being incarcerated in Britain as an illegal immigrant, he went on to become a doctor and now runs a global telemedicine charity, working with clinicians on the ground in developing countries. He tells Georgina Godwin his story, which is documented in his book ‘In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK and Beyond – a Refugee’s Story of Survival and Saving Lives’.

26 June 2022

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