Abbie Trayler-Smith

England, Great Britain, UK, UNITED KINGDOM

28 year old Shorsh from Iraq on the streets of Leeds.
Shorsh was a student in Iraq and had suffered many problems under Saddam Husein's rule because he is Kurdish. He was falsely blamed for planting a bomb in his neighbourhood and was then approached by some of Saddam's men who tried to force him to join the Ba'ath Party. He was not involved in politics of any description and he knew he had to escape before he was accused again. He is now entering his third year of destitution and is supported entirely by friends who have accommodation and allow him to sleep on their floors and sofas. "People here don't understand how much we long to go home and why we can't return," he says. Shorsh is one of an estimated 300,000 rejected asylum seekers living in the UK.

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Abbie Trayler-Smith
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