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 …

Zafeera’s story

In Sudan Zafeera studied Business Management and she’s now graduated. Her husband Ibrahim worked in a greengrocers ‘The same idea as Tesco, Lidl’. Apart for three years after Ibrahim was forced to flee Sudan the couple kept in touch on the phone and through Facebook and Whatsapp. We have been …

Michael’s story

Michael is a child living with carers in his home country. His mother fled to the UK and lost contact with Michael and his brother for several years. When she was able to make contact with them a year ago she started the process of being able to bring her …

Arash and Maaria

In Iran Arash studied civil engineering and worked as a civil engineer, his wife Maaria studied computing. After changing his religion it was no longer safe for Arash to be in Iran and he fled to the UK. He and Maaria were apart for over two years; “We couldn’t live …

Abba’s story

Abba ‘s wife and son stayed behind in Khartoum when he came to seek asylum in the UK and have only been in touch over the phone for the past year. “I am very happy to see them again. I missed my son for the long time I didn’t see …

Dabir and Faridah

Dabir and Faridah were students in their home town in Syria. Dabir also taught English. He travelled to the UK to find safety and they ended up being apart for almost two years. Their only means of keeping in touch during this time was through Whatsapp and other mobile apps. …

Atal’s story

An Afghan refugee. Atal has been in the UK for eight years without his family. His wife and children lived in a refugee camp in Pakistan where he was at least able to visit them occasionally. He and his brother established a life for themselves in the UK whilst he …

Kaden’s story

Kaden last saw his daughter Alima when she was 12 years old and a child he’d let help him drive by having her change the gears for him. Their life in Iran was very different to the situation they find themselves in now. Kaden lives in the UK and is …

Abdou’s story

Abdou was reunited with his wife and young son this month. He has another older child still waiting on a visa to the UK.  “We had been apart for just over two years and it hasn’t been easy at all. It has been the toughest thing that I have gone …