KnockLA: “Afghan Refugees Look for Hope in Santa Clarita”

June 10, 2022

Following arduous journeys fleeing the Taliban regime, Afghan refugees find community support in California as they struggle with past trauma.

On August 24, 2021, Ajmal Rezai came home to his family in Kabul and told them they had to escape. The day before, he had encountered the Taliban waiting for him outside his office building. Rezai managed to get past them and into the building, where he spent the night in order to avoid confrontation. As someone working for American military contractors, he knew his life was in danger and had to make a quick decision to flee.

Read the full story featuring IILA staff member Ajmal Rezai here: