Afghan teen aspires to help her country heal

Afghan teen aspires to help her country heal

Like many teenagers the world over, Nadia Hamidi gets a thrill from watching scary movies. "Ghosts, blood, gore – I love all of it," she says.

The fact that she's not squeamish may come in handy one day. Now at the top of her high school class here, she dreams of becoming a surgeon – "to help my family, to help my country, to make them better."

Now 17, Nadia was born a refugee. Her parents fled Afghanistan 40 years ago, around the time of the Soviet invasion, and the family have lived in Pakistan ever since.