A mother and her four kids who fled the conflict in Sudan to the UK says she is in a “bad psychological state” after being left in hotels for weeks. She says the family is struggling with an insufficient weekly food budget and has been left in a hotel in Oxford with one room and no kitchen area.
Yahoo News“The money that I get is not enough to feed us for a week.” (Doesn’t look like you and your so-called “starving” kids have skipped a meal in a long time)
Bashir says her children, who are all British citizens, are often left crying due to hunger while her asthmatic daughter is unable to fully open the hotel windows to help her breathe. “Isn’t it my children’s right as British citizens to have a home?”, Mrs Bashir said. (No, it isn’t)
Mrs Bashir said her husband, a British citizen, remains in Sudan, unable to escape due to militia blockades in his area. The Sudanese community in Oxford has been among those critical of the government’s response to the crisis.
The family arrived in the UK at the end of April and later came to Oxford on 3 June after hearing there was a strong Sudanese community in the city.
“When the children got sick, I took them to the GP and they did not examine them. They did not take into account that we came from war. We were unable to move inside our house for fear of being hit by bullets, and used to sit under beds and table tops.”
Nazar Yousif, from the organisation Sudanese in Oxford, said: “They’ve been let down by the system. If someone has just fled a warzone leaving her husband far away, you would expect there to be more support.”
An Oxford City Council spokesperson said: “We are urgently looking for suitable and more settled temporary accommodation that meets the family’s needs.” (While ignoring the needs of homeless veterans sleeping in the streets)