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No Place to Play: Living in a flat without a garden during lockdown

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posted on 2022-10-13, 15:31 authored by Ahmad Al-rashidAhmad Al-rashid

Image of a local playground closed off during the pandemic.

“The past two months have been very hard for us – we live in a small flat and don’t have a garden. My little kids have had a very hard time not having access to playing areas. We used to go there and play and have fun a few times each week. All the playing areas have been closed since the coronavirus lockdown and they are stuck at home and can’t go out. Almost everyday we go together to the nearby playing area in our local park to check if the playing area is open. Everyday we go there and find the same message. The area is closed. My kids ask me when it can open and I can’t give them an answer. They have so many questions and I have very few answers.”


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

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