Q&A with Masuda Sultan and Photo Essay
Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 1978, Masuda Sultan fled to
the US at age 5 with her family. Raised in New York City, she
returned to Kandahar in August to explore her family roots and
founded the Young
Afghan-World Alliance (YA-WA) upon her return. Ms.
Sultan has worked on numerous outreach efforts including leading
YA-WA's humanitarian aid efforts in Afghanistan. While filming
a documentary in Afghanistan in December 2001, Ms. Sultan learned
of the deaths of 19 members of her extended family during the
U.S. bombing campaign. She is currently working with the non-profit
Global Exchange and the families of September 11th. She speaks
throughout the US and to the world community to promote the
understanding of Afghanistan.
We conducted a Q&A with Ms. Sultan recently. You can also
go along with her on her journey home by viewing the Photo