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Abdalhamid Musa Abdalla Ali was born in a small village in the town of Zalengei in central Darfur, Sudan. His village was destroyed in 1988 when tribal war broke out. After a reconciliation agreement, his family was able to return to the village. He continued his education – the first in his family to attend school – and graduated from the University of Khartoum with an accounting degree in 2006. Abdalhamid moved to Kenya in search of safety from the war in Darfur and joined the Sudan Radio Service as a journalist. Being a firsthand witness to the war and genocide in Darfur, Abadlhamid became a passionate human rights defender. He resettled to the U.S. in 2013 and is thankful for his welcoming community in Baltimore. He is currently working with BMS as a part-time interpreter and still awaits the interviews for his pending asylum seeker application.