“Second arm second life” – The Story of Khuram


Κhuram is 26 and he has lived without a right arm for ten years. In his home country, Pakistan, where persons who have a disability are marginalized, he had to deal with particularly challenging conditions. He decided to leave Pakistan and come to Greece where he found the strength and the courage for a new beginning. However, because Pakistan is considered a “safe country”, he is unlikely to be accepted as a refugee in Greece. As an asylum-seeker, he is treated by the Greek health system as uninsured, which means that he will receive only emergency care, with no possibility of being fitted with an artificial limb.

A new prothesis would mean Khuram would be able to look after himself, able to work and to be independent, and able to enjoy life again.

Sometimes little things are the ones that make us feel alive.

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This campaign is an initiative of OIKOPOLIS with the support of Balkan Hotspot, both based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Balkan Hotspot is a media-lab project run by volunteers under the “European Solidarity Corps”, which is funded by the European Commission within the frame of the Erasmus + . Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

The social space OIKOPOLIS was created as an initiative of the Ecological Movement of the city. OIKOPOLIS objectives are the dissemination and application of green ideas and values and alternative solutions through organizing events, lectures, discussions, seminars, workshops and other activities on issues of ecological, political, social and cultural content; and the practical solidarity to individuals and social groups in need, as well as the realization of raising-awareness actions on issues of discrimination, racism, violence, etc, but also support actions for those who suffer from them.

United Societies of Balkans is a youth non governmental organization, based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Its goals are to promote Human Rights and fight stereotypes, bring Balkans and Europe together, assist in the cultural exchange between Balkan countries and enhance youth mobility and education.

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