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How I was smuggled into the UK

Ahmad spent nearly two months trying to reach the UK and when smugglers locked him in the back of a lorry he caught it on video.

He wanted to claim asylum in the UK so his wife and young daughters could join him from Syria.

Exodus: Our Journey To Europe was broadcast on BBC Two from 11-13 July. You can see the full programmes here.

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Video editor: Trace Taylor

  • 14 Jul 2016
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