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Our Man In Azerbaijan

A patient wearing tester lenses.

Dr. Kuni Kanai has just returned from Azerbaijan, where he joined his father and brother in a volunteer effort to provide eyeglasses to displaced citizens who have suffered from the longtime conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Many of the refugees they saw had been relocated from Chechen, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen. Together, the Kanai family saw 3,066 people and donated 2,792 pairs of glasses. The Kanai partnered with UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, who provided provide us transportation and security through local authorities.