In early July, the tragic news spread that Kamil Ahmed had been killed at his home on the Wells Road in Bristol. Kamil, aged 49, was a well-loved Kurdish Iraqi asylum seeker who, since 2011, was well known at Bristol Hospitality Network, Bristol Refugee Rights, the British Red Cross and Borderlands. Kamil had been living in supported accommodation for people with mental health issues and we understand that another resident attacked and killed him in the early hours of Thursday morning, 7th July.
Kamil is remembered as someone who always greeted people with a smile. He was warm and friendly, a gentle presence. People who knew him also said, “He would always take time to help other people, even when he had so many problems himself.” Since his death, there has been a lot of sadness among staff, volunteers and the refugee community, especially among those in the Kurdish community who knew him best.
Our thoughts are with Kamil’s family and friends.