I am twenty seven years old and I am from Afghanistan. I have been a refugee for the past three years and was forced to leave because of the violence. My journey from Afghanistan was through Greece, Italy, and now I live in France. I have loved living here, there is so much more freedom and less violence. However, I am going to be returning home soon to take care of my mother who is very ill. I know it is not safe to go back, I have read about all of the violence in my country, but I love mother and I know I need to be there for her. I wish I could bring my family here, but I would much rather go back to them than stay here knowing they need me.