Sahra is a refugee from Somalia and has been in Denmark since 2013.
In Somalia she worked as a school English teacher and later as a social worker with children impacted by Al-Shabaab doctrine. This work became too dangerous for her to continue and she could no longer feel safe after a colleague was attacked by Al-Shabaab soldiers. She fled to Kenya with her mother and son.
In Kenya she worked as an interpreter and social worker for a refugee organisation however the increasing Al-Shabaab threat and the treatment of refugees in Kenya forced her to find a safer and better future for her and her son.
Her intention was to go to Canada but because she had false travel documents the Danish authorities stopped her en route. She was forced to seek asylum in Denmark as a consequence.
She lived alone for a time in a local hotel room due to a shortage in suitable housing. Her young son later came to Denmark but he became ill with a recurring congenital problem.
Sahra now lives with her son and husband that she met here. She wants to finish language school and pursue further education so she can restart her career as a social worker or find another career.