Can Richard Armitage fan Suzy’s refugees finally apply for asylum?


Berliner Stadtmission refugee center, February 2016.

When last we left Suzy’s refugees, they’d had the prospect of an end to the limbo-like situation in which they’d spent almost a year, although not as much happened as she had hoped. Finally, their story went further today — here is the English translation of what happened, here the original German. Suzy also talks about how she’s changed this year.

You can donate to the refugee shelter that Armitage visited here (English) or here (German).

~ by Servetus on September 24, 2016.

7 Responses to “Can Richard Armitage fan Suzy’s refugees finally apply for asylum?”

  1. Well, lets hope that is more good than bad. Even with this step, they still have such a long process ahead of them.

    • It’s interesting that the average time granted to a refugee is now 1 instead of 3 years. Reflects the political situation (Angela Merkel’s party is losing popularity).

      I knew a lot of people in Germany in the 90s who had various levels of refugee / asylum status (one was called “Duldung,” literally “toleration” — we accept that you are here), some from Russia but most from the breakup of Yugoslavia in the ensuing wars. It’s a really horrible position to be in. You can’t go home, you don’t know if you will be allowed to stay where you are, and as the months pass, you become more and more desperate. If it’s bad for an adult it’s even worse for a child — how will their education continue, for example? And Germany has one of the more efficient bureaucracies for dealing with these things. But states can’t operate with the speed they need to resolve the issue, and they are controlled by voters who don’t see why they should even care. It’s enraging.

  2. Thank you Serv!!!❤

  3. […] as a volunteer and at work in advising some of the millions of refugees currently in Germany. She last told us about their current hurdle toward recognition of their status. In this brief post, they go to the movies together. German here and English […]

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