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Weʼre raising £300 to Buy a Syrian Refugee Trapped in an Airport Some Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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UPDATE:

Target acquired!! :D Now we just need a courier - I will keep you all posted on the next phase of the journey to get him the headphones. Thanks so much to everyone who donated, you're brilliant!! Hassan is stuck at Domestic Arrival Area Transfer Counter - KLIA2 in Kuala Lumpur International, but tells me that anyone coming off an Air Asia flight into KLI should be able to reach him. If you or anyone you know is travelling into Malaysia soon please do get in touch! Find the Facebook page "Headphones for Hassan" or tweet me at @allegra_bx.

Hi everyone!

You may have seen the story of Hassan al-Kontar, a Syrian refugee who’s been trapped in Kuala Lumpur airport for four months now with no way out. If not here’s a link to an interview I did with him that explains how he ended up there: https://www.albawaba.com/loop/canada-or-mars-airport-interview-hassan-al-kontar-video-1149640

And here’s his Twitter where he tells his story as it happens: https://twitter.com/Kontar81

Currently Hassan is living in the arrivals terminal and having to listen to the airport tannoy system 24 hours a day, meaning he barely gets any sleep. He doesn’t get anything to eat other than two Air Asia chicken and rice meals a day. If you’ll read the interview you’ll see him describe the noise in the airport from the announcements etc. as torture. He’s currently hoping for the results of an emergency application to the Minister of Immigration in Canada which is being pushed by a Canadian volunteer group - please sign and share the petition by the way:

https://www.change.org/p/honourable-ahmed-hussen-minister-of-immigration-canada-let-hassan-fly-to-canada?recruiter=878681201&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial.pacific_abi_share_button_ordering_1.abi_featured_fb

I really want to get him a pair of good noise-cancelling headphones for while he waits in the airport, as it could be months yet and he doesn’t get any quiet or chance for sleep. It might not sound like the most important thing in the world, but his Twitter page is so upsetting - he’s feeling very abandoned by the world and unable to get any peace - it would be so great if we could boost his mood and make his time in the terminal a little easier. As we fundraise for the headphones we'll we looking for someone to courier them to the right part of Kuala Lumpur airport - stay tuned for details!

These are the headphones I want to get him: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/headphones/headphones/sony-wh-1000xm2-wireless-bluetooth-noise-cancelling-headphones-black-10168972-pdt.html. They're rated the best for noise cancelling, and are £300. Any excess money we raise will be donated to the charity Help Refugees.

Anything you could contribute would be so welcome - thank you so much!

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  • Eleanor Beevor13 days ago
    Eleanor Beevor

    Eleanor Beevor

    13 days ago

    Target acquired!! :D Now we just need a courier - I will keep you all posted on the next phase of the journey to get him the headphones. Thanks so much to everyone who donated, you're brilliant!! Hassan is stuck at Domestic Arrival Area Transfer Counter - KLIA2 in Kuala Lumpur International, but tells me that anyone coming off an Air Asia flight into KLI should be able to reach him. If you or anyone you know is travelling into Malaysia soon please do get in touch! Find the Facebook page "Headphones for Hassan" or tweet me at @allegra_bx.

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  • ANTONY BEEVOR

    ANTONY BEEVOR

    Aug 7, 2018

    Bravo

    £300.00

  • Lewis Moore

    Lewis Moore

    Jul 25, 2018

    £5.00

  • NS

    NS

    Jul 24, 2018

    Thanks for organising this. Wishing Hassan well.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 24, 2018

    £20.00

  • Amanda Redstone

    Amanda Redstone

    Jul 24, 2018

    £10.00

  • Tahsin Khan

    Tahsin Khan

    Jul 23, 2018

    £30.00

  • Ashitha Nagesh

    Ashitha Nagesh

    Jul 23, 2018

    Great idea Nella!

    £20.00

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