Turned away


On thin evidence, Britain declares its biggest source of refugees safe after all

NIYAT DYMOTT’S last months in Eritrea were a “living hell”.

  • The Economist

The 19-year-old wanted to go to university after finishing school but was drafted into a brutal and indefinite military service.

To flee, she spent four days trekking across the western deserts to Sudan, hiding at night to avoid border guards with orders to shoot escapees on sight.

Dym 1aAt Port Sudan an uncle paid $5,000 to a smuggler to ferry her to France.

From there a lorry took her, via Calais, to seek asylum in Britain.

Once granted refugee…

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