Like other Afghans, we’ve endured difficult situations because of the consecutive wars. Compared to other provinces, life in Khost is better in terms of security and the economy, but many people have left to work abroad and send money to support their families.
As a father, it’s my responsibility to support my girls in their studies, to have a good life, and be an example of good, educated girls in the community.
So, I too left Afghanistan to support my family.
But, working with MSF means I also have the opportunity to help others facing difficult circumstances, extend my professional experience, and learn more about different cultures and communities.
Wherever the need is greatest
After working in the maternity hospital in Khost, I was promoted to warehouse advisor at the MSF headquarters in Kabul.
Then, a short trip to support the MSF team in Nigeria in 2019 inspired me to apply for my first full assignment abroad as a warehouse manager in Sierra Leone.
Next, I worked in the MSF Regional Supply Center in Nairobi, Kenya, helping to send supplies and equipment to teams working in 14 countries, from established hospitals to acute emergencies.