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The first lady - Interview 5

-Name- Josiane -From- Cameroon -Age- 26 -Past occupation- Hair stylist, Hair braiding -What happened to make you leave- "I was walking home from work one day and a guy started following me in his car. He was asking me 'Where is your house, where do you live? I'll take you there'. I lived far away and he seemed nice so I decided to go with him but I didn't know that there were 2 people in the back seat. They put a tissue over my face which made me sleep. When I woke up I was in a big house. Men came and raped me every day. They cut my leg really bad so that I couldn't run away. I was stuck in the house...

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Political Refugee

-Name- Ahferom -From- Segheneity, Eritrea -Age- 44 -Past occupation- Farmer and Soldier -What happened to make you leave- My country is lead by a dictator who assassinates anyone seen as a threat. As a soldier I was in great danger. I decided to leave instead of die. In 2003 I left for Sudan which is where I wanted to settle but I soon saw that even there it wasn't safe. Eritrian officials were coming across the border to find escapees, take them home and assassinate them. I had to move on. -How did you travel to Italy- With 27 people on the back of a toyota ute we travelled through the Sahara dessert for 7 days. I arrived in Libya...

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Interview 3 - Bangladesh

-Name- Sohan Kahn -From- Bangladesh -Age- 19 -Past occupation- High school student -What happened to make you leave- "Land disputes between my Dad and Uncle lead to the family farm being taken off my Father. We were forced to move and I had to start earning money to support my family." -How did you travel to Italy- "A broker advised my Father to send me to Libya to make money. I worked for 6 months before my boss sold me to a new broker. People soon came in the night, took me and put me on a boat to Italy. I had no idea of what was happening." -What do you miss from home- My family   These interviews are...

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Interview 2 - Getting deeper already

-Name- Henry -From- Nigeria -Age- 28 -Past occupation- business admin -What happened to make you leave- Land disputes with an uncle became too threatening. -How did you travel to Italy- "I Walked through the desert for many days. It was burning hot and freezing cold. I saw many people die either from the harsh conditions or because they were shot. When I reached Libya the Asma Boys captured me and put me in prison for 5months. I had to pay €1000 to leave the prison. The last part of the journey was by boat." -What did you hope to gain by coming to Italy- : Better opportunities -What do you miss from home- : My 3 younger siblings   These...

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