Iraqi refugee and Macedonian border guard marry after falling in love at muddy border crossing

In a love story which delivers some optimism in the bitterness of the refugee crisis, an Iraqi refugee and a Macedonian border guard have told of how they found love on the European migrant trail. 

Noora Arkavazi, 20, had fled Diyala, Iraq, with her family when she reached the muddy Macedonian border in March 2016. 

She had a high fever and needed medical attention, and was directed by border security to an English speaking officer - Bobi Dodevski. 

In a love story which delivers some optimism in the bitterness of the refugee crisis, an Iraqi refugee and a Macedonian border guard have told of how they found love on the European migrant trail. 

Noora Arkavazi, 20, had fled Diyala, Iraq, with her family when she reached the muddy Macedonian border in March 2016. 

She had a high fever and needed medical attention, and was directed by border security to an English speaking officer - Bobi Dodevski. 

However, she relented and the couple were married in the northern town of Kumanovo in July.

Now, Ms Arkavazi has found a safe home – just not where she expected to.

She is living with Mr Dodevski in his home in the town and with his three children from other marriages.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iraq-refugee-macedonia-border-guard-marry-fall-in-love-serbia-kurdish-muslim-orthodox-christian-a7509441.html 


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