Refugee life

Amina608
Posted November 15, 2020

   It's all about my life as a refugee woman, becoming a refugee is the worst thing that could ever happen to anyone, becoming homeless, losing loved one's and beginning from scratch after an average height of living. Since life is considered the greatest asset most run to save their lives in the surrounding countries.                                                                        I  fled from DRC (my country) since 2010, and I seek asylum in kampala, uganda after my husband was kidnapped by the government soldiers which still haunts me up to date. Living in uganda is a great lesson, those with money continue benefiting, money makes the world go round . Indeed those with money who can manage their daily expenses ranging from rent to tuition are the most ones who get the chance of resettling in the third country , its all about injecting to be worked upon,  organizations for refugees should have mercy and follow the rules required.                                                    I am a single mother of five , we refugees have rights too, but our fear is to express openly , discrimination is all over ranging from government hospitals to refugee organizations those who have benefit by upgrading their ways of living as we (who don't have) continue gambling with life, considering all that I have gone through I am sure I stand the criteria of asking for protection in the third country but which method will I apply ?

This story was submitted in response to Human Rights for All.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 16
Nov 16

Hi Amina,

Welcome to World Pulse! Wow! You're so strong and brave. You have a lot to content with, dear. Were you ever reunited with your husband? So, are you seeking asylum in Uganda or you're at a refugee camp? It doesn't sound like they're treating you very well. Let us know how we can help. XX

Amina608
Nov 16
Nov 16

I have never reunited with my husband and almost losing hope of ever seeing him again , I have tried with redcross but in vain am not sure whether his alive or dead . I have a refugee status in kampala, uganda and I live as an urban refugee , life is tough with my children , but I keep on trying with difficulties hoping to over come someday .

Jill Langhus
Nov 16
Nov 16

Oh, dear:-( I'm so sorry, dear. That's horrible.

I see. Yes, I can't imagine what it's like for you. Please hang in there, and stay positive.

Let us know if we can help. We're here for you! XX

Nini Mappo
Nov 17
Nov 17

Hello Amina,
Welcome to World Pulse. It is so sad to learn about your life as a refugee, and that your husband's whereabouts are still unknown.
I am sorry dear, and also about the underhandedness of refugee organisations that don't deliver as they've promised. My your courage and resilience continue to shine until change comes.
I'm glad that now you have a global sisterhood with which to talk about life. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Andrace
Nov 17
Nov 17

Hi Amina,
We see you, we feel you and hear you. So sorry about the situation. It all seems unfair. Truly, "money makes the world go round". I hope like my sisters Nini and Jill, we'll hear some positive news about your husband some day.

A warm welcome to World Pulse, your new family, meanwhile. Congratulations on your first post too. Thank you for sharing.

'Great that you are raising your voice. Keep writing and shining, Sis.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Hello, Amina,

Welcome to World Pulse! Wow, what a courageous woman you are to go through such a difficult and traumatic experience. It's a pleasure to meet you here. I'm glad you are raising your voice and speaking your truth.

I'm curious. How did you find World Pulse? We are happy that you are here. Welcome again to our growing sisterhood.

Beth Lacey
Nov 24
Nov 24

I am so sorry for your situation. I think you will find World Pulse a comforting and supportive place