He's travelled thousands of miles overland, survived by himself in some of the most dangerous places in the world, and he's still only sixteen.
In this month's update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - Abdul sets out to thank the country that gave him sanctuary, and to explain why others like him need help.
A recent survey suggests as many as one in five teenagers may have self-harmed.
It is rarely discussed and carries a strong social taboo.
In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - a woman from Bristol is using her own experience to raise awareness.
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Noel Moss was returning from a friend's funeral when he heard the news that his mother had been diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of an orange.
She didn't seek help until it was nearly too late and was in fact told she had just two weeks left to live.
Now, with the support of Fixers - the campaign that helps young people make a difference - Noel from Cheltenham is planning an advert to make sure that families can spot the symptoms when a loved one is too ill to act.
Two friends in Somerset are pushing to improve life on what is viewed as one of the most deprived parts of the country.
The Halcon Estate in Taunton is in England's top 5% when it comes to deprivation. It suffers from high unemployment, low incomes and a poor reputation.
Now, with the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - young people on the estate are pleading their case...
For more information on Fixers, visit the website here.
A young woman from South Gloucestershire throws a spotlight on the often hidden problem of abuse in teenage relationships. The 19-year-old student, who can't be identified for legal reasons, was bullied and hit by a former boyfriend. Here is her story.
If you want to find out more about this story, or want help about abuse in relationships, visit the website at Fixers website.