3,335 people are currently living in Luxembourg's reception structures (as of 31/12/2020). They have all filed an application for international protection in Luxembourg. Most of them are still waiting for a response. Others have already been granted status, but are often stuck in the structures due to overpriced housing despite having a work contract. Where the problems lie, what those affected have experienced and why living with a local family can be the springboard to a better life for some.
Emanuel Kamura has been living in Luxembourg since 2014. The story of how the 31-year-old came to the Grand Duchy is complicated and personal. Fleeing war, the Ebola virus, in search of a better life and a good education, it all took Emanuel Kamura from Guinea to Somalia, via Italy back to Guinea and finally to Luxembourg. The young man now feels at home in Esch. That was not always the case.
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