Ezedin Osman

Refugee: ‘Calais is like heaven compared to Eritrea’

The Forest Fields resident, whose fellow refugees in full-time work are helping him pay his fees, said: “Hopefully, one day, the situation will improve and I can go home and help the people.

I don’t want anything like what happened to my mum to happen to anyone else but there are many other people in my mother’s situation. I chose pharmacy because I don’t want to see this happen again.”

When he left Eritrea, Ezedin traveled for 11 days through mountains to reach Sudan, a journey that takes four hours by car. Smugglers then helped him board a flight to Turkey using a fake passport and he entered Greece via a dingy over the Mediterranean Sea.