George Ghebreslassie sought political asylum in the United States after fleeing his home country, Eritrea, in 1999 because of growing violence and human rights abuses. It's not a move he wanted to make, he told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani last week, but the violence left him with no option.
Stories like Ghebreslassie's give a glimpse inside the fears and motivations of countless people around the world fleeing violence and conflict at home. Watch Ghebreslassie share his personal experience in the video above, and click here to see HuffPost Live's five-part deep dive into the Syrian refugee crisis.
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