After 19 long months, Sanaz will finally have an asylum interview!

After 19 long months, Sanaz will finally have an asylum interview!

Today we woke up to the most amazing news. Sanaz, a blind asylum seeker our volunteers have been supporting, has finally been told by the Home Office that she will have her asylum interview next month.

This is incredibly important. Despite arriving in the UK by lorry 19 months ago, she has been waiting without any knowledge of when she would be granted asylum. The uncertainty and fear drove her to depression and feeling suicidal.

Thankfully, our amazing volunteer Rosemary Brown has stood by her side and fought for her throughout. This week, Rosemary contacted Diane Taylor at The Guardian and within hours, Sanaz’s story was shared to readers across the country – leading to the Home Office to apologise and schedule asylum interviews this month.

We are so pleased for Sanaz and extremely proud of our volunteer Rosemary Brown. We will continue to follow her story and hope that the Home Office will grant Sanaz asylum and allow her to remain in the UK.

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Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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