Khadijeh and Mohsen are Iranian refugees living in London with their three children aged 9, 5 and 2 months.
Khadijeh: “We arrived in the UK in September, after a very tough and difficult journey from Iran. We fled Iran for our safety and survival of our family.
We are so grateful to the UK for offering us the hope of a safe future.
We are very happy here. We love the British sense of humour, fish and chips, football, and our wonderful new friends.
We both long to be allowed to work, and to contribute to the community who’ve offered us refuge.
At the moment we feel safe and we try to fully comply with the quarantine law and hope that the coronavirus will be eradicated. We are studying at home and playing with the children, but Arvin misses school. Both Arvin and Mohsen were ill with symptoms, so stayed in one room for 20 days; luckily the rest of the family are well.
We worry about the children, especially my little boy, Mohammad who has epilepsy and autism and needs immediate treatment.
Our case with the Home Office is ongoing and we pray that the government will soon show us grace, and let us stay in this country we call home.
After the fear experienced in Iran, and the conditions we survived on our way here, we now long to live in peace, and for our children to be happy. “