560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

Jul 3, 2015
A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.
  • Leo Hornak's story about Abdi continues. Abdi encounters one obstacle after another on the streets of Nairobi. And finally, the moment of truth comes: his embassy interview. (31 minutes)

    A version of Leo's story first aired on the BBC show Crossing Continents.

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Abdi Nor in Nairobi. Credit: Leo Hornak

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