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I am passionate about:
Different Languages and Cultures - Travel - Socializing - Data Science
A little known fact about me is:
I speak Arabic, Farsi, English and Spanish. I enjoy interpretation and bridging between people from different vultures and background, specially humanitarian field. I also enjoy teaching languages. I have a new passion which is data science.
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Bilbao, Vizcaya, España
I am a 37 years old Iraqi asylum seeker. I was born in Iraq but grew up as a refugee in Iran. I had to flee from Iraq to Europe -Greece on 2016 due to my persecution at the hands of the militia groups. I moved to Spain and currently reside in Bilbao. My mother tongue is Arabic with Iraqi dialect. I also speak Farsi as a native speaker and English and Spanish fluently. I've been working/volunteering with NGOs that provide services to asylum seekers, mainly Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians and Afghans, mainly through an NGO I co-founded in Greece called Mobile Info Team.
Alejandra Aguilera is trying to solve a problem of POM affected by authorities abusing power and hot deportation taking place in a hostile situation and this problem is very similar to what is happening in the borders in Balkan root. She is building a data platform where migrants can place their testimonies, pictures, videos, and personal data to build a strong cases to identify human right abuses and address them. In my opinion one way that this project can connect to yours is that you introduce this platform for POM in the Balkan root and at the end collect the data and use it to build a strong case with the help of your network of media and also potentially a legal case to address the human right abuse. However the platform not only has to be user friendly and compatible with the special situation of POM of not having good internet connection or strong smartphones, but also should give some guidelines to POM to provide relevant and detailed data so it can support the cases you will make. To design such a platform, your experience about the situation in the Balkan root is extremely valuable. Once the designing of this platform finishes, it can be use in different places that have the same problem separately e.g: southern border of Spain, the border between Greece and Turkey, etc. Hope that helps :-)