Famil started working as a taxi driver eight years ago. He learned the trade from his brother, who also drives a taxi. Famil loves the job and would like to improve his service, but right now he requires a loan of 2000 AZN in order to repair his car. Currently, he's unable to transport anyone on it.
Famil is forty-three years old, married and is the father of four children. Famil is an IDP. He used to live in the city of Fuzuli, but was displaced and now resides in the Fuzuli region.
Internally displaced persons, as defined by a UN report "Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border.
Source: ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross.
Famil uje 8 let kak rabotayet taxistom. On lubit svoyu rabotu i xochet v budushem delat novshestva v ney, no poka on nujdayetsya v 2000 AZN chtobi pochinit svoyu mashinu tak kak on ne mojet perevozit kliyentov. Famil 43 qoda. On jenat i imeyet 4 detey. Famil IDP person pereselenec iz Fuzului goroda. Seychas on vmeste so svoyey jenoy i detmi jivet v Fuzuli regione. Etomu biznessu Famil nauchilsya u svoyego starshego brata kotoriy toje taxist.( Внутренне перемещённое лицо (ВПЛ) - человек, который был вынужден внезапно бежать из своего дома в результате вооружённого конфликта, насилия, нарушений прав человека, стихийных бедствий или других катастроф, но, в отличие от беженца, не перешел международную границу и находящийся на территории собственной страны (источник: Управления ООН по Координации Гуманитарных Вопросов)
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