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COMIC: Looking For A 'Helper' In The Age Of Coronavirus

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COMIC: Looking For A 'Helper' In The Age Of Coronavirus

COMIC: Looking For A 'Helper' In The Age Of Coronavirus

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Mister Rogers said "look for the helpers" in times of crisis. Here's the story of Shah Dedar, an aid worker with the group HelpAge in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. He's 32, he's a Tom Hanks fan — and he works to protect the most vulnerable in the largest set of refugee camps in the world.

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Special thanks to Dr. Paul Spiegel of Johns Hopkins University for connecting NPR to HelpAge.

Malaka Gharib is an NPR editor and the author and illustrator of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, about being first-generation Filipino Egyptian American.