Katherine’s story

“We got married in 2003, I graduated in 2006 and am a medical doctor. My husband was a police officer but was unjustly accused by the government of being related to a rebel group. He was put in prison and the bad conditions led to his premature death. Working hard …

Kidist’s story

Amanuel had been living with a family friend in Ethiopia until he was reunited with his aunt Kidist this week. She tells their story: “When I was a student I discussed religion with my school friends. I am a Pentecostal Christian, it’s not allowed in my home country. The government …

Abdul’s story

Abdul was a Telecom Engineer and worked with the United Nations in Sudan. Under the dictatorship he became a target for their national security forces and fled to the United Arab Emirates. Being there as an immigrant he found he had a lack of human rights and uncertainty in being …

Iman’s story

“We met each other in Thailand and we got married in 2015. I converted to Christianity from Islam, this is an offence in Iran and punishable by death. When the Iranian authorities found out I’d converted my wife was away visiting her family in Thailand. It was hard being separated …

Mariatu’s story

Mariatu lives with her three young children in London. Her three oldest children, now in their late teens, remained in her home country as she has become separated from them whilst seeking asylum. With the support of Miles4Migrants we were able to arrange travel for her children to join her …

Rada’s Story

In their home country Rada and Mimi worked in a shop. Rada also trained up other staff and drove lorries. They got engaged in 2014 and married the same year. Rada was detained by the government. After his father paid to get him out he fled. Mimi didn’t know he …

Ahmed and Halima

Childhood sweethearts Ahmed and Halima were apart for five years after they were married. Thanks to a Miles4Migrant’s donor they are now reunited in the UK. Ahmed shared his story with us: “We met in a small village in the east of our country. We were both in school. She …

Ibrahim’s story

Ibrahim’s family are being harassed by security forces in their home country. His father was seriously injured in one attack and is being cared for by his wife. Ibrahim’s wife and children have been issued with UK entry visas but his father’s was denied. Whilst he makes arrangements for his …

Iman’s story

Iman first saw his wife at a party and wanted to speak to her. Their fathers arranged their first visit; ‘I fell in love with her’. Their wedding soon afterwards was attended by over 300 people, family, friends and relatives. Iman worked as an architect and supported his wife and …

Abraham’s story

Abraham and his wife Senait met in Sudan, when he came to us they had been apart for three years. When Abraham arrived in the UK he struggled to contact his wife as she’d gone back to her home country. ‘It was very difficult, especially for me, because she was …