‘Hi, I am Abdulkareem. I am 49 years old, and from Iraq. I was resettled with my family to Germany in 2009. As I come from an inflamed region in the Middle East, I know exactly the ugly face of war and the tragedies that it produces. So I joined the SHARE Network to raise awareness about it, and to advocate here in Europe that there is a place for the “others“ if we have a place for them in our hearts. So let us care about the others, because only when we care ... we can SHARE.’
Abdulkareem has a long involvement with the European Resettlement and SHARE Networks, acting as a speaker and expert participant at the following conferences and events:
- German Symposium on Partnerships in the Resettlement Process (European Resettlement Network & SHARE – November 2012)
- ‘A City Says Yes! Welcoming resettled refugees in Europe’ (May 2013)
- SHARE Network Conference (October 2013)
- SHARE Expert Seminar on Housing for Refugee Resettlement ‘Offering shelter, support and welcome to refugees in European cities and communities' (February 2014)
Abdulkareem also authored the foreword of Issue 3 of the SHARE Network Magazine.