Help disabled mother/daughter refugees stay in UK

by Janeypen in Long Sutton, England, United Kingdom

Help disabled mother/daughter refugees stay in UK
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On 14th July 2019 we successfully raised £830 with 21 supporters in 28 days

I'm fundraising the citizenship costs for a reunited mother and daughter, both Tamil refugees. Close relatives killed in civil war.

by Janeypen in Long Sutton, England, United Kingdom

My vision is to raise enough money to cover the costs of Naturalisation ( Citizenship) for two Tamil refugees, whom I have got to know really well over the past 5 years. Dheepa, the mother arrived in the UK in 2012, after fleeing Sri Lanka having been imprisoned and tortured.  She managed to have her 5 year old daughter smuggled into India in order to save her life. The Refugee Council and The British Red Cross managed to find her in India and brought her aged 9 alone to the UK to be reunited with her mother. Without this funding the only other option is a loan for a disabled mother who currently has no income. Dheepa is taking her English GCSE this year so that she has a qualification and can look for work, but this will be restricted by the injuries she sustained in the civil war and in prison. The government has granted them both the right to stay in the UK and I think that asking them to find the money themselves is an impossible goal. They have no family in the UK and no other funding. They have both suffered such trauma, not just in the war but through separation and loss. Please reach deep to help two wonderful people, who still remain positive and grateful for all they have in their lives. Becoming British Citizens will give them the security they need. It is especially important for Angel, who at 15 is just starting her life and could be denied her right to work, rent, and access health care and social support once she becomes an adult, and could have to pay international fees to study at a British university ( which of course would mean she would be denied the right to further education). They are both even at risk of being removed from the UK and deported if they can’t prove they have a right to live in the country.

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