Jabbar left Iraq and traveled to Iran, then Turkey. The Canadian Government sponsored him here thanks to a friend in Kitchener, Ontario.
He likes Vancouver even though he has no place to live and no family. He’s addicted to crack and sleeps in back alleys or stays with friends. He says he can’t stop doing drugs. He once got busted for trafficking coke.
When asked about his broken nose, he said it happened when he got robbed. He used to work as a dishwasher, for 4 years, but is no longer employed. “How much I have, I smoke,” he said.