Hassan Akkad

Hassan Akkad arrived in the UK after 87 days of travelling, fleeing his home and job as an English teacher in Damascus, Syria. He shares a story and experience of many refugees fleeing conflict, a story that we hear reports of on the news but that the majority of people have no experience of. Hassan has told this story in a ground-breaking way. Having filmed his entire Journey on a GoPro camera, his footage and story were part of the BBC2 documentary Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. Now living in London, he’ll reflect on how his journey and resettlement have impacted upon him.