For Months, A Syrian Was Stuck In An Airport. A Canadian Woman Decided To Help

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Hassan al Kontar grew up in a tight-knit family in Syria. But economic circumstances — and the civil war there — led him to leave his home. Eventually he tried to travel elsewhere, but visa issues led him to be stuck in a Malaysian airport for months, until his social media posts drew the attention of a woman from Canada. Yasmin Amer (@yasminamer) of WBUR's "Kind World" has the story.

This segment aired on July 4, 2019.


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