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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

Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany

A 26-year-old Eritrean man has allegedly confessed while in custody and given his motive for killing Khaled Idris Bahray as a fight over household concerns that turned violent

By Reuters,

AN ASYLUM seeker from Eritrea was arrested on Thursday and faces charges of killing a 20-year-old compatriot in Dresden, an eastern German city that has become a center of protests against Islam and refugees.

State prosecutor Jan Hille told Reuters that the man had admitted attacking the victim during a dispute over the room they were sharing in a refugee shelter. Continue reading Eritrean Refugee Arrested Over the Murder of Khalid Idris Bahray in Germany