Finding Mustafa: NPR International Video Project
Mustafa Ahmed was two years old in 2004 when he lost his leg in a U.S. air strike in Fallujah, Iraq. A nonprofit brought him and his father to the U.S. temporarily for medical treatment and the two formed friendships in America. When Fallujah later fell under ISIS control, Mustafa's American friends feared the worst.
In memory of fallen colleagues David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna, NPR received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for international video projects. NPR's video team, the International Desk and Jane Arraf, NPR's correspondent based in Cairo, crafted this video report about Mustafa and his journey.