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  • way we know he is here.

  • He called me to say he is here, but after that we haven't received any more information from him.

  • On November 7th, Sarah Potash received a shocking phone call from her brother Ahmed.

  • He had left Morocco and was on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

  • I think he had left his native country for the Canary Islands two days earlier, breathing a dangerous 60 mile journey on a rickety boat to get there like a record number of other migrants.

  • This year, he was seeking a better future in Europe.

  • Potash had no idea of his drastic plans and neither did the rest of his family.

  • E spoke to my brother The day that he arrived.

  • He contacted us by phone and told us that he had arrived here in los pelvis.

  • E hey had charged his phone, so he sent photos of the documents that we needed to give to the police here.

  • So I had to leave my family, my baby and my job to come here and pick him up.

  • Wait Traveled from France, where she has citizenship to Gran Canaria began a frantic search to find him way had no information about him.

  • We didn't know if he was dead or alive.

  • If he was okay or not.

  • All the worst thoughts pass through our heads.

  • But finally an official from the Red Cross was able to locate Ahmed, aided by a picture Potash gave her.

  • Hey was being held in a dockside camp for migrants.

  • On Monday night.

  • Potash was able to see her brother, but only from 100 m away.

  • The facility was set up months ago to cope with the rise in the number of migrants landing.

  • They're designed as a holding camp before they were moved on, but it soon became overcrowded.

  • Some migrants were forced to sleep in the open as the island struggled to cope.

  • You can't even imagine.

  • I can't explain how I felt in woods.

  • My heart was beating fast.

  • I had tears in my eyes.

  • I didn't know what to do if to take a video from my mother, take him in my arms.

  • E wanted to touch him, embrace him.

  • But he was too far him as well.

  • Poor him.

  • He was reaching out to me free from so last.

  • Ahmed was released from the camp on Tuesday on the purse stayed at an apartment potash had rented.

  • They hope to head to mainland Europe together, though Ahmed may struggle to travel if he does not have the correct documents.

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