Abbie Trayler-Smith

England, Great Britain, UK, UNITED KINGDOM

20 year old Tamba from Liberia has been living and sleeping on the streets of London for three years. He carries all his possessions with him at all times, which consist of a few toiletries and a bible. His parents were killed during the civil war in Liberia and after walking to a refugee camp in Sierra Leone, and sleeping at the airport a man helped him escape. "February 2005 was the last time I slept in a bed. I sleep on the night bus if I have a bus pass, or in the park, in a phone box or behind a car wash. English people think about how they can make progress. Me, I think about where I'm going to sleep tonight. Sometimes I am allowed to sleep on the floor of a barber's shop in exchange for cleaning the shop for the owner. I get pains in my body from the bad way I have to sleep. Sleeping outside used to make me panic but I've got used to it now." Tamba is one of an estimated 300,000 rejected asylum seekers living in the UK.

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Abbie Trayler-Smith
England, Great Britain, UK
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