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“Still waiting to hear from New Zealand”

Hamid Ibrahim
320km | Terhas Kibdi’s resettlement application for New Zealand has been pending for more than two years.
8.02.2016  |  Kassala, Sudan
Wad Sherifay Refugee Camp, Sudanese-Eritrean Border, September 2014. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim)
Wad Sherifay Refugee Camp, Sudanese-Eritrean Border, September 2014. (photo: The Niles | Hamid Ibrahim)

> Departure: Adi Keyh, Eritrea
> Arrival: Kassala, Sudan
> Distance: 320km
> Name: Terhas Kibdi, 25 years old
> Previous occupation: Military service in Eritrea
> Current occupation: Coffee shop owner in Kassala


Where did you run from?

Adi Keyh, Eritrea.

Where do you plan to go?

I completed the refugee card procedures and submitted an application for resettlement in New Zealand, but my request has been pending for more than two years, which prompted me to look for work in Sudan.

What do you wish you could have taken with you? And why do you still dream of it?

The most important things I wanted to bring with me when I escaped were my clothes, accessories, and private belongings, but I escaped secretly, leaving all my things behind.

What is your favourite item now? And what makes this item very precious?

Nothing.

This article is part of:
On The Move: Experience is a solid walking stick
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