Salma and Khalid

“My husband and I are from Sudan. My husband is my cousin, in our tribe, marrying a cousin is seen as cultural norm. Thankfully, after having been in love with my cousin, we became husband and wife. I am an architect, and my husband is a civil engineer. We were …

Hadi and Soha’s story

“I worked in real-estate company in Iran and Soha* works in beauty industry. I had to leave my country because government pressure me to leave because of my religion. I’m Cristian. The government confiscated all of my property. They want to execute me because of my belief and my religion.” …

Farhad’s story

Farhad* was the managing director of his own medical supply company in his own country. Due to his political activities and the consequent risk of arrest he was forced to leave his wife and small child and come to the UK. He applied for asylum and was granted refugee status. …

Mustafa’s story

“I worked as a computer engineer, I met my wife on my friend’s birthday eight years ago. she was working as a construction engineer, we started a love story and then in 2016 we got married and had a child in 2018. My life was beautiful and peaceful. But in …

Amal’s story

Amal* was referred to us on a Friday, her husband had been recently released from detention in their home country and was about to be made street homeless on Monday. There was also concern about the supply of medication he depended on running out. Amal and her husband have known …

Farid’s story

Farid* arrived to the UK as an unaccompanied minor from Yemen. He was granted refugee status and with the support of a solicitor he applied for family reunion with his mother and three siblings. The family reunion visas were granted ‘outside of the rules’ as it can be extremely difficult …

Miriam and Khaled’s story

Khaled* had worked for international and local NGOs in Palestine before he was forced to flee and seek sanctuary in the UK. He is fluent in English and is now trying to pick up a word or two of the local Scots language. He has been granted refugee status in …

Michel and Angeline’s story

Michel* shares his experience; “I left Guinea because I was prosecuted and jailed three times. My fault was because of my political opinions as I am a member of the first opposition force party. I was acting as a member of the medical staff of the party to treat people …

Asmeret’s story

In Eritrea, Asmeret brought up her three children and they attended school. They were forced to flee their home country because Asmeret’s husband was disappeared and she didn’t want her children to be conscripted in the obligatory military service. Asmeret was granted refugee status in the UK and was then …

Amir’s story

Amir lives in Ireland, his wife and seven children were living in Beirut after fleeing Syria. “I have not seen my wife and children since 2015. I arrived in the UK in 2016 and I got my asylum papers later that year, I then went through the family reunification procedures. …