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Afghan refugee hopes his family will join him in the U.S.

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Hamid Safi, 26, fled to the U.S. as the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021.

Hamid Safi was studying medicine at his university in Afghanistan when the Taliban seized control of the country. He was separated from his family at the airport, and made his way to Springfield, Missouri, where he lives today. He talks with his sponsor Martha Sparrow on the challenges he faced traveling to the U.S., as well as his hopes for the future.

You can play an excerpt of their conversation by clicking the "Listen" button above.

Josh Conaway is a graduate of Missouri State University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Affairs. He works as a news reporter and announcer at KSMU. His favorite part of the job is exploring the rich diversity of the Ozarks and meeting people with interesting stories to share. He has a passion for history and running.