I wrote and presented two stories – one from Pakistan, and one from Iraq – for BBC Radio 4’s flagship foreign affairs programme, From Our Own Correspondent.
The first piece, which aired on 7 October 2018, tells the story of Ali (not his real name), a survivor of what has been dubbed Pakistan’s biggest sexual abuse scandal. He was one of hundreds of victims of a child abuse ring in the city of Kasur, in Punjab. But despite widespread media coverage of their case, justice has been elusive, and Ali and other survivors are facing social exclusion.
The second story, which aired on 27 October 2018, looks at the many internally displaced people in Iraq who are living in half-built construction sites in Erbil. Many of these buildings were abandoned by property developers when the conflict with ISIS began, and they have been repurposed as shelters for the million people who lost their homes.