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Seeking Solace in a Foreign Land

By 19th of March 20092009

Each Friday, on a busy tree lined avenue in central Southampton, over 100 refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed through the doors of a church drop-in centre. Here they receive a wide range of help and support from Southampton’s refugee support agencies ranging from English classes to welfare and legal advice.
I went along to find out more about what happens at the drop-in session and, whilst there, I heard one woman’s powerful story of her struggle to be granted leave to remain in Britain.

With special thanks to City Life Education and Action for Refugees – clearproject.org.uk