Fatemeh left Afghanistan with her family looking for a better life
Fatemeh Enayat from Afghanistan is pregnant and left Afghanistan with her husband and three children. The reason for leaving their country were insecurity and constant threats to her husband who was working for the NATO for several years. In the end the family was forced to leave their country because they felt their life was in danger.
In January 2016 they left Afghanistan and went to Pakistan, and then to Iran, after which where they were smuggled to Turkey. They spent one month in Turkey in the migrants and refugees camp and eventually managed to take the boat to Greece. The boat was overcrowded and the journey was very dangerous but they managed to arrive safe to Greece. They walked for 12 hours from Greece to Macedonia and Fatemeh felt sick during that exhausting journey. Finally they arrived to Macedonia and then to Serbia. From Serbia they continued their journey to Croatia and to Slovenia. Their aim was to reach Germany where they already had relatives. However, in Slovenia they were told they would be deported back to Croatia, following Slovenian decision not to let Afghans pass the border.
The family spent 20 days in Slavonski Brod Winter Reception and Transit Centre (WRTC) and after they applied for asylum they were moved to the RCAS in Zagreb, where they have been accommodated for two months. They are now waiting for the second interview with the Croatian authorities and hope they will be allowed to live and work in Croatia.
In Croatia they feel at peace, the people are very friendly and gentle and they believe their integration would be quick and easy.
They were very satisfied with the support provided by IOM and look forward to attending English and Croatian language classes provided by IOM, which would be particularly important for her children and her husband and would increase his chances of getting a job in Croatia in the future.