- Immigration Minister
- United Kingdom
I am writing to you in support of Ms Flora O and her children, to be granted asylum in Britain.
Flora and her children fled to Britain from Nigeria in April 2005, after Flora’s ex-husband repeatedly beat her and forced her only daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). The baby died as a result. Flora has since had another daughter and also has two little boys. Flora now suffers from depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Home Office has refused Flora’s application for asylum with disregard for her and her children’s welfare. They face the real possibility of being targeted again by members of her ex-husband’s family.
If sent back to Nigeria, Flora and her children would be condemned to a life of severe poverty and no social security. The family will not have means of support.
If deported to their home country, Flora’s 4-year-old daughter would likely be force to go through FGM and the family would likely be persecuted again and/or killed.
Flora and her children have been building a new life for themselves here and are settled and integrated into the community in Swinton, Greater Manchester, where Flora volunteers in a charity shop and the children go to school. They want the opportunity to rebuild their life.
Home Office Ref: O1107504
We, the undersigned, call on the Immigration Minister to grant Flora and her children the right to remain in the UK on compassionate grounds.
The Let Flora and her children stay! petition to Immigration Minister was written by Not Gone, But Forgotten and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.