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Watch Ali's Story - a special film for Refugee Week

18 June 2012 Last updated at 12:56 BST

This week is Refugee week.

Refugees are people who are forced to leave their home country. Often because it has become too dangerous to live there.

In 2010 17,990 people came to the UK as refugees hoping to get permission from the government to make a new life here.

Ali left his home in Afghanistan when he was little because of the war.

This is his story.