In London, the refugees from Somalia refuse to live in normal conditions
• In London, the refugees from Somalia refuse to live in normal conditions
For nearly three years, refugees from Somalia, a mother and son live on a London street. Local authorities have tried to resettle them in the social housing nearby, but in vain ... A Somali family, no matter what, for some reason prefer to remain on the bench under the open sky.
Somali refugees, a woman of about sixty, and her son, aged 25 to 30 years, was chosen by a bench near the library on a London street Tooting High (Tooting High), located in the south-east of the capital.
Here they live: on a pile of his belongings under a blue tarpaulin. Family for almost three years living on the streets. They were left without a roof over their head in December 2014 when they were evicted from the apartment for not paying. According to rumors on the street, they were due to the illness and death of a family member, who knocked them out of the rut of life.
They are usually typical day begins with waking up about half past ten in the morning. Tarpaulin tilts: "Good morning, London!"
Sometimes passers-by to buy food and water, poor fellows. Their typical day starts with breakfast: for the first meal Africans prefer sandwiches with honey.
Umbrellas in Britain is always useful, and save London from the drizzling rain, and from the scorching sun.
The son usually urinates on the street, his mother prefers to use the toilet library.
So they live in the open air for almost three years. Cold nights wrapped in a blanket, tarp hiding from the rain and wind.
They eat mostly chicken and fries, drinking coffee from a nearby coffee shop. Afternoon stroll along the streets, sleep a lot, and sometimes read books and listen to the mp3-player.
London City administration desperately tries to settle these homeless people, offering a renovated apartment with furniture on the south-west London, which rent for ordinary citizens costs about £ 1500 per month.
Here is a similar social housing.
The mother and son had already given up two options for social housing, with one of the apartments located on the street Tooting High, the one in which the family lives since 2014.
Refugees in Britain provide housing and free medical care.
However, the proud Africans somehow prefer to live on the bench, despite calls from relatives and members of the local Somali community.