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West Africa

Our Lives Before: 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!

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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