This family was reunited after 5 years apart. The daughter wants to thank all of you for making this happen and wrote the following account of the family’s story:
"My name is F., I am 19 years old. When I was only 14 years old, me and my family had to flee from our country Eritrea to Ethiopia.
My mother and brothers stayed in Ethiopia, but I decided to try to get to Europe to bring us all to a safer place. My little brother was only a baby when I left. It took me 2 years to reach Belgium.
I travelled through Sudan, Libya and Italy before arriving in Belgium when I was 16. The asylum- and family reunion procedure took so long because of covid. When my mother and brothers finally got their visa, I could not buy them plane tickets, because I am still a student.
I was very happy when I heard that Miles4Migrants wanted to help me and buy the tickets for my mother and brothers. Their first flight a few weeks ago was cancelled because my brother tested positive on covid the day before their departure. But Miles4Migrants immediately bought them new tickets after a few weeks of quarantine.
I am very grateful for your help. Thanks to you my family could be reunited after more than 5 years apart. Thank you so much."