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Refugee Voices

Refugee Voices

Abdullah

Abdullah found life unbearable as a gay man in his mid-20s in Saudi Arabia, a country where homosexuality is illegal and carries the death penalty.…
Refugee Action
July 6, 2017
Refugee Voices

Basirat

When Basirat was just 19 years old, she was already living on the streets in her home country of Nigeria. She had lost her whole…
Refugee Action
June 13, 2017
Refugee Voices

Amal

Before she was forced to flee civil war in Sudan, Amal was studying to be lawyer. But since moving to Britain, she has struggled to…
Refugee Action
March 2, 2017
Refugee Voices

Machozi

When Machozi arrived in Britain from a refugee camp in Burundi, she was determined to learn English so she could communicate with her new neighbours,…
Refugee Action
February 23, 2017
Refugee Voices

Siraje

Siraje was studying mathematics at university in Ethiopia and planned to become a teacher. But he was forced to leave in 2002 before he was…
Refugee Action
February 22, 2017
Refugee Voices

Mohsen

When he lived in Tehran, Mohsen worked as a firefighter, surrounded by a close-knit group of friends, colleagues and family. He was forced to flee…
Refugee Action
February 22, 2017
Refugee Voices

Nour

Since his father bought him his first computer as mechanically-minded 12-year-old, who liked to “take things apart”, Nour has been passionate about technology and dreams…
Refugee Action
February 22, 2017
Refugee Voices

Mahmoud

In Syria, Mahmoud was a successful tradesman, living happily with his wife and four children in a big house in the country’s capital, Damascus. War…
Refugee Action
November 18, 2016
Refugee Voices

Ban

Single mum Ban arrived in the UK with her two young daughters, Zahraa and Zainab, and elderly mother, Fathyi, in January 2014. Now living in…
Refugee Action
November 18, 2016