Mrs. Nshombo’s Story

by: Christine, a case worker at Caritas Belgium

Mrs Nshombo, Prisca’s mother, asked me to write you this message  in order to express her gratitude.

She was so happy to see her daughter this 20th of August 2018 at Brussels Airport after 8 years separation.

Mrs Nshombo arrived in Belgium in October 2010 from Congo (RDC), South Kivu. She received the subsidiary protection in Belgium in 2013.

She is 58 years old and has many health problems; she is not able to work anymore due to her medical situation. She has 8 children in Congo (one has been killed). Being alone in Belgium was so hard for her and her best wish was to be able to bring at least her youngest children. Prisca’s visa was granted after 1 year and a half procedure while  her other child’s visa was unfortunately rejected.

Thanks again to Miles4Migrants.

How Miles4Migrants helps

We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

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You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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