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Rafi and his family have been stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia for almost four months. They made their way from Afghanistan, received certificates in Greece to help them on their journey, but were then stopped at the border of Macedonia. The Macedonians said that they were no longer allowing Afghans into their country. Now all they can do is wait and hope. In Afghanistan,Rafi was a military man. As a young man, he was a part of the Revolution army, but later was made a soldier for the Government Security of Kabul. During that time, he was tasked to catch and arrest deserters. Their families would come to him and ask why they were arrested, why they were taken and were treated asenemies. Rafi explains, “We had to. We were soldiers. We had to obey [the Commander].” When the Taliban came to his country, he took his family to Pakistan, where they lived for four to five years. They have suffered immensely. Rafisays, “We have a lot to say if there is anyone to listen to us."
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