West Africa

My Father Was a Society Man

I told him I was a Christian, that I could not follow him into secret society.

The Journey: My Heart Felt Dead

So the man started flogging me. See the scars? All over my body!

This is What They Did to Me

The people of Europe, they that think that we just came here to look for money. No!

Why We Flee: Going to Libya was Hell

I said, “God, OK, if today is my last day, let it be.”

Arrival: I Want to Work

" I want to leave something for my children and grandchildren. The Italians give me a place to sleep and food, but I need help finding a job..."

I Left because of Religious Conflict

I wanted to stay in Africa, but I wanted my life to be secure, so I came to Europe.

Why We Flee: “Water, Water, Water!”

My family looks to me to support them.

The Journey: My Life Was at Risk

I said, “God, I left my country because I don’t want to die and now people are dying in the desert.”
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