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Coronavirus Is Leaving Asylum Seekers Like Me More Vulnerable Than Ever

By Victoria Mleya

When I fled death threats in my home country of Zimbabwe, I thought that I would find safety as a refugee in the UK. But after seven years of living as an asylum seeker, and fleeing domestic violence here in the UK, I feel forgotten, alone and scared. I’m currently in a refuge for asylum-seeking women, and the outbreak of coronavirus has made my situation so much worse – I’m now more fearful than ever about the safety of me and my eight-month old baby.

Living in cramped, shared accommodation with 40 other people is hard at the best of times –
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