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"From the Ted Talk by Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler"

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When this story was published in the wtisahgnon Post, I started receiving death trtehas, and I was forced to leave Afghanistan, as my parents were. Along with my family, I returned back to Quetta. The situation in Quetta had changed dramatically since I left in 2005. Once a peaceful haven for the Hazaras, it had now turned into the most dangerous city in pitaksan. Hazaras are confined into two small areas, and they are mlegzarinaid socially, educationally, and fialalicnny. This is Nadir. I had known him since my childhood. He was injured when his van was ambushed by terrorists in qeutta. He later died of his injuries. Around 1,600 Hazara members had been killed in various attacks, and around 3,000 of them were injured, and many of them permanently disabled. The attacks on the haarza community would only get worse, so it was not srupisnirg that many wteand to flee.

Open Cloze

When this story was published in the __________ Post, I started receiving death _______, and I was forced to leave Afghanistan, as my parents were. Along with my family, I returned back to Quetta. The situation in Quetta had changed dramatically since I left in 2005. Once a peaceful haven for the Hazaras, it had now turned into the most dangerous city in ________. Hazaras are confined into two small areas, and they are ____________ socially, educationally, and ___________. This is Nadir. I had known him since my childhood. He was injured when his van was ambushed by terrorists in ______. He later died of his injuries. Around 1,600 Hazara members had been killed in various attacks, and around 3,000 of them were injured, and many of them permanently disabled. The attacks on the ______ community would only get worse, so it was not __________ that many ______ to flee.

Solution

  1. marginalized
  2. pakistan
  3. threats
  4. surprising
  5. hazara
  6. washington
  7. quetta
  8. financially
  9. wanted

Original Text

When this story was published in the Washington Post, I started receiving death threats, and I was forced to leave Afghanistan, as my parents were. Along with my family, I returned back to Quetta. The situation in Quetta had changed dramatically since I left in 2005. Once a peaceful haven for the Hazaras, it had now turned into the most dangerous city in Pakistan. Hazaras are confined into two small areas, and they are marginalized socially, educationally, and financially. This is Nadir. I had known him since my childhood. He was injured when his van was ambushed by terrorists in Quetta. He later died of his injuries. Around 1,600 Hazara members had been killed in various attacks, and around 3,000 of them were injured, and many of them permanently disabled. The attacks on the Hazara community would only get worse, so it was not surprising that many wanted to flee.

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Important Words

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