Personal Narrative: Neura Refuge

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Neura refuge There are different turning points in different part of everyone’s life. A Turning point that I am going to talk about making my life positively better. There are many turning points in my life, but the major turning point of my life is when my parents decided to move the United State as part of the Third-Country Resettlement Program started by UNHCR for the refugees in Sudan called Neura. Comparing to the background that I had and an education that I got, it’s fairly coming united state was my turning point. I was born in Eritrea. I lived a city together with my parents and brothers before our homeland was invaded by war between Eritrea and Ethiopia. They attached us with a gun,…show more content…
Every time I heard the sound of the plane flying in the sky, I used to stare at it until it vanished over the horizon. As a kid, I used to wonder how it would feel to ride a plane. And also I always dream of driving a car, but the fact was I was one of the poor refugee kids who lived in refugee camps who dreamed big. Life in the camp was more than disappointing. We were living in overcrowded conditions where more than five people in family share one small hut. Due to everyone living in a close one another and not having enough bathing facilities it was quite common to catch disease from one another .We also receive clothes only once a year and we have to do low-paying informal work so that we can increase our diet, buy extra clothes, or get higher education. Our house was made of bamboo and thatch where we never knew when the wind would blow it away. And I also remember sticking pieces of paper to the thatched walls during winter as an attempt to keep the cold winds out. In our family, we were given a certain kilogram bag of rice for fifteen days and, with no gas or electricity available, we would cook our meals using either a charcoal briquette stove or solar cooker, which was given by…show more content…
The resettlement process consisted of several steps in the screening interview being the first step. The second step through the resettlement process was to provide detailed information about on family. Once all of this process was done, I took travel document, give some brief background and a health check. While leaving Sudan, I had left behind everything, I owned, including a huge portion nueral culture and learn to adapt to the American culture. To the end of September, in 2012, my family and I have come to the United States America. And we have to start a new life in the United States. Being in a foreign country and in a different culture, I and my family expected things to be different. For the first time in my life, I have to deal with managing myself, my time and money. I was far away from the refugee camp, which was my primary support which is UHNCR. I learned that the primary responsibility of caring myself. Having this mental preparedness helped me adjust to life in the United
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