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. …

Waiting

A client affected by the Covid-19 pandemic has shared his experience with the agency who are supporting him. Thank you to Tukaj Smo and our client for sharing this with us. (english translation) I am very sad. I left Syria five years ago. I ran from a war. My family stayed …

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 …