Midwest Radio

Life as a Refugee

 Each month we talk to some of the displaced people from the Middle East who have come to Ballaghaderreen as refugees and find out about their previous lives and how they are finding integration to life in the West of Ireland.

September 9th - Ibrahim  

Listen back to Ibrahim's extraordinary story as the former US Army interpreter made his way to Europe and told us of his dreams to open his own restaurant some day. 


Kamel and Amina

Imagine seeing one of your parents shot dead in your own home or losing your husband as you try and find a new life for yourself away from your war-torn homeland? These are the situations that faced Kamal and Amina who left Syria and are now living in Ballaghaderreen. They joined Tommy on Friday morning as he sought to find out more about the realities facing the refugees we have heard so much about but know so little of. Listen back now. 


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