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A Refugee’s Tale: They Gave Me Asylum – And Then Made Me Homeless

In Europe, once you get asylum, it meant that you become homeless
When harsh realities shattered refugee’s idealized expectations of life in Europe. A refugee from Eritrea spent days sleeping rough in a shopping centre after falling through the cracks of the benefits system. (Photo: Sarah Lee / The Guardian)

BY SARAH MARSH | THE GUARDIAN

When Nasir [a pseudonym] was given refugee status in the UK, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Asylum meant he was safe from being returned to a grim future in his home country of Eritrea. But it also meant he would rapidly become homeless. Continue reading A Refugee’s Tale: They Gave Me Asylum – And Then Made Me Homeless