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Image and quote from an asylum seeker in Swansea

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posted on 2022-10-06, 13:25 authored by Thanuja HettiarachchiThanuja Hettiarachchi

The following contribution was written by an asylum seeker in Swansea.

“Usually I am desperate to go out. I can jump over this fence or break the panels to escape, but today I want to stay in, way behind the fence, to avoid people passing by, I may need to have a thicker net. The world is at a standstill. The grass is definitely greener this side!”


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.


This item can also be found on the Covid Chronicles website.