The emotional struggle of Younis, a Malawian migrant in UK
London, June 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Immigration and immigrants are twin words that have gained international recognition in the past few years. Expectedly so because of the European migrant crisis
The European migrant crisis, also known as the refugee crisis, is a period beginning in 2015 characterized by rising numbers of people arriving in the European Union from across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe
It has been called the world’s most deadly migration route. The sea crossing from Libya to Europe has claimed more than 2,000 lives so far this year – as desperate men, women and children crowd on to small boats in the hope of finding a new life.
Continued media attention has not only brought the plight of these people to the fore, but forced governments across the world to act, or pretend to be doing something
But what about the plight of migrants who have made it to their dream destinations? How are they fearing. What’s their economic and social status? How difficult or easy is it for them ?
Today, Alternativeafrica.com features the emotional story of Younis, a Malawian migrant in UK and his struggle for residency after the breakdown of his marriage
Thankfully, the emotional story of Younis found a happy ending courtesy of Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
Over the past few months, Lewisham Refugee and Migrants Network have supported over 100 people with essential immigration and housing advice, supported over 50 people to gain employment skills, started a new mental health programme and much more