So, why are we here?
Why did we leave our home?
It’s because it wasn’t safe.
It was dangerous and we had no future. We could have died at any moment.
The journey here is dangerous. But the journey of settling here, can be more terrifying.
The pressure on our mental health increases over time, as the home office decides our fate.
Our life is placed on hold and we can feel like we don’t own our future.
We need to prove that our life is in danger if we were to return,
By attending long and difficult interviews. Where we are made to feel…
Every question feels like they want us to make a mistake, so they can find a hole in our story.
This process can take many years.
And until we are granted permission, we cannot work, and some of us cannot study, no matter of our educational background.
We have to start everything from scratch, our education, career and our social life.
We believe that this is unfair.