Unhealed Wounds

Faces and Voices – Grown-Ups

S. Omar – Age 30

unhealedI defected from the military and tried to cross into Ethiopia. But Eritrean security forces at the border shot me in the chest, then they broke my teeth and tortured me. I spent a year in jail, then a year in a hospital, but at last I escaped and came here. My wounds have not yet healed. I am a member of an Eritrean ethnic minority, and as a member of the camp’s Refugee Community Council, I help others from my ethnic group.