Abbie Trayler-Smith

England, Great Britain, UK, UNITED KINGDOM

51 year old Sabit from Kosovo sits with his asylum papers in a tiny box room paid for by relatives in Hounslow. He claimed asylum in 2003 and was refused the same year. He is destitute and relies on his relatives to support him. He had been working as a senior tax officer in the Ministry of Finance in his country when he was falsely accused of being a Serb collaborator. He received death threats saying that if he didn't leave the country immediately he would be killed. He is diabetic and struggles to find the right foods to eat because he only has the money his relatives give him to survive on. He does voluntary work for the Citizens Advice Bureau and spends a lot of time in the library reading. "I would give anything to be reunited with my friends and family and to be able to work in this country," he says. Sabit is one of an estimated 300,000 rejected asylum seekers living in the UK.

Part of story
Object Name
Abbie Trayler-Smith
England, Great Britain, UK
Max size
High Resolution
4500 x 3648 pixels
38.1 x 30.89 cm (300 dpi)
15 x 12.16 inch (300 dpi)
9.0 MB size on disk
powered by