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posted on 2022-10-13, 14:13 authored by Thanuja HettiarachchiThanuja Hettiarachchi

‘I felt a bit lost and depressed and then realised that I’m worth it!’

This young person is a failed asylum seeker who has been waiting for 8 years with her mum to gain her status in UK. She completely missed education, work experience and friends. She grew up in this country, but she was never able to do what other kids her age are doing. She is deeply stressed but she reminds herself how worthy she is. She tries to distract herself with many other skills however she often feels drained.


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. 

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