A Liferaft to Safety

“I’m going to let go.”

About eight days into the journey, Omar Samra and Omar Nour’s boat capsizes in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. When you’re faced with an impossible situation, how do you nurture the resilience to continue? And what happens in the case of refugees when you add trauma, war, violence, and torture to the equation?

State of Mind is produced by Kerning Cultures Network.This episode is supported by UNHCR.

State of Mind is hosted by Lobna Monieb. This episode was produced by Ahmed Ashour and edited by Heba El-Sherif. Research and fact-checking by Deena Sabry and Eman Al-Sharif and sound design by Youssef Douazou. Special thanks to Benedicte Duchesne for speaking to us for this episode. 

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