Ahmed and Halima’s Story

by: Ahmed, a Sudanese refugee in the UK

Childhood sweethearts Ahmed and Halima were apart for five years after they were married. Thanks to a Miles4Migrants donor, and through our partnership with Together Now, they are now reunited in the UK.

Ahmed shared his story with us:

“We met in a small village in the east of our country. We were both in school. She was wearing Muslim garb in blue. Her eyes were beautiful and my heart beat rose. Then I said to myself ‘that’s the one’.

It was especially difficult being apart as we were newly married and needed to get to know each other.

I was worried about how Halima was going to manage to change planes on the journey as she’d never left her mom’s house before. It was amazing for her to enter a plane for the first time and she enjoyed it.

It was a dream come true seeing each other at the airport. When we got home she said ‘Ahmed pinch me, I want to know if I’m dreaming.’

We both want to study and go to university – then I believe inshallah we are going to have a bright future.”

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.

There are many ways for you to get involved and help us continue our work:

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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