I Have People I Left Back Home

From Living in Direct Provision: 9 Stories

“I don’t like to remember the day I left home or the way I left. It is too painful. What I do remember every day are my kids.” For Mona, like hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers throughout the world, leaving home has signified painful separation from loved ones. Since completing her digital story about the day-to-day reality of living apart from her eldest children, she has received leave to remain in Ireland. Currently Mona is studying full time to be a healthcare support worker. She continues to hope for, and work toward the reunification of her family.