Finding mum after 30 years
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The Iraqi orphan: Finding mum after 30 years

Amar was brought to the UK from Iraq as an orphaned child with terrible burns, following a napalm attack by Saddam Hussein's forces.

When the spotlight faded he settled into a quiet life without his family in Devon, but then years later, he received a mysterious message from a stranger, saying his mother was looking for him.

BBC reporter Jon Kay follows Amar's story as he re-discovers his family.

Watch his full story on Panorama: The Iraqi Orphan: 30 Lost YearsInternational viewers can see the full story here.

  • 18 May 2019
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