Sajwaa: Would you leave your home if it would save your life?
Shakeeb: Would you leave if another country offered a better life for your family?
Alain: Would you leave your home if you were being persecuted?
Ines: Would you move to another country if you couldn't find work?
Priyanga: Would you, would you leave everything that you had behind, all your friends, all your family, all your belongings, everything that you played with, everything you grew up with?
Sajwaa: I left Iraq in 2006 with my three children, due to the escalated situation back there. There was a civil war in Iraq, and due to my background and my husband's, we were subject to persecution and threats by different parties.
Shakeeb: I left India because in search of more experience and because I wanted to get more exposed in my job. I wanted to learn more different cuisine and I had always heard about Europe that there's more working and good working environment, more job security, and, you know, people are more accepting people from the other part of the world.
Alain: I left Congo because of political problems. In our country especially, everything is not going in a good way. Everything – that means that people are starving every day, uh, children are not going to school. There's no freedom, you know, you can't even express yourself. And, um, that time I felt if I would go back to the country, I would die or maybe to, I would be persecuted.
Ines: Uh, my name is Ines, I come from Portugal, and I came to the UK because of job, because of work. Uh, at the time, it was not as bad as it is now, uh, but I still couldn't find, uh, any sort of work for two years. Uh, for some time I was doing temporary, uh, jobs and these started to be less and less until I had nothing.
Priyanga: I came here simply for a better life. My parents and I, uh, we left Sri Lanka when I was two years old and we had to flee the country because there was a civil war that broke loose and both my parents were, their, their lives were in danger. Um, and we came to the UK, um, we came here in the year 2000, and several locations, uh, applications, like uh, asylum process was rejected, and we had to keep on, keep putting in fresh claims.
What is it that will make you leave your home, home? What is it that will make you leave everything that you have – all your friends, all your family, everything that you own, and go into a different country?