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Carlos: ‘All my son had to do was to be born in a safe country’

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Carlos: ‘All my son had to do was to be born in a safe country’

I have become the father of a child who received his personal identification number right away.

I was shocked, and asked the midwives how getting a personal identification number can go so swiftly. These are numbers that I have struggled to get, and that many others who are fleeing are struggling to get, but all my son had to do was to be born in a safe country.

 

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Last updated: 5 April 2017

Alexander Mahmoud