Congolese refugee

Amina608
Posted November 15, 2020

     Well I'll contribute about my refugee live again , people judge refugees living in uganda wrongly especially the citizens . we are taken in the negative way ,especially the Congolese because the Somalis are known of having money. Most of the time's when things go wrong we are pointed at .

     At times I feel like educating them, that we had a better life before becoming refugees , I remember one time someone went to my neighborhood garden and got some cassava leave's because most use it as source , when the owner asked who could do such a thing without her permission I was pointed at in my presence , I lucked words to defend my self , yet I was just arriving from town , I tried but who could beleive me ? Another incident was when a chicken was lost , I was the first suspect , my children were accused before reaching me ,Imagine my son who was eight by then asked me why are we Congolese? Because of the teasing he gets at school , he further asked if it was possible to change from being a Congolese.

   All in all , No one wishes to become a refugee , if it wasn't for our greedy leaders who don't think of others we would be settled in our country like they are , the world rotates to day its me and tomorrow it might be them. So stop mistreating refugees especially those who don't have , we go through a lot of trauma and mistreat is the last thing we can get used to. 

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 16, 2020

Hello again Amina,

I'm sorry that there seems to be so much prejudice and unfairness in your situation. Thanks for sharing your story.

Nini Mappo
Nov 17, 2020
Nov 17, 2020

Hello Amina,
I am sorry to hear of this added trauma in being a refugee, that is even affecting your innocent children who have fled for protection only to have psychological and emotional protection taken away by these prejudices.
It's good that you could share your story here, and I hope that things improve with time, and people can truly understand that you left a good life because of insecurity, not because you were a person of questionable character and that you didn't choose to flee your country.
Peace my sister.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 18, 2020

Hello, Amina,

It's not your fault, dear sister. You've been through so much. We hear you. You're such a strong and brave woman. Sending you hugs, and lifting you up in prayer. I hope you meet our World Pulse sisters who are in Uganda. But I don't know if they live near where you are. Please keep up posted here. It helps to just write all your pains in a safe space.

Hugs, dear.

Millynairi
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Dear Amina,
First, I wish to say I love you. I can imagine how you feel about being a refugee because of the mistreatment and false accusations here and there. I always say, as long as I am sure I haven't done what I am being accused of, it won't bother me because one thing I know is that the truth always reveal itself at the right time. Please stay positive and concentrate on what will build you up and make you an example and encouragement to other people. Thanks for sharing how you feel Amina.

Hawwah
Nov 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Dear Amina,
I am so sorry you and your son are going through this.
It is wrong on all fonts, and inhuman to treat anyone this way much less refugees.
No one asked to be a refugee, and no one deserves to be one.
But if they happen to be by circumstance, they should be treated with kindness and compassion not mistreated.
I am sorry dear Amina. Sending you and your son all my love and best wishes.
In love and sisterhood,
Hawwah.

MUKABA ZAWADI
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 01, 2020

merci pour le partage et désolé de cette situation être réfugié ne pas facile, vivre dans des mauvaise condition ne pas du tous facile. Mais j'espère avec le temp ca ira bien

Beth Lacey
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 01, 2020

Please try to stay strong. You have a sisterhood in World Pulse