Migration Office employees explained their rejection referring to the Regulation of access to procedure and ignoring the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
Rights activists who accompanied the girl were accused of trying to “legalize all across-the-board”.
Alen and Clair Esube Tabve, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, came to us in January this year – it was absolutely freezing and their two small children were with them with no place and no means by which to live. Unfortunately since then almost nothing has changed – Although we helped them start the procedure to receive refugee status, the whole family is in desperate need. We decided to share their story and to ask for help.
After the press-conference on February 1 and our information about refugee camp in our office on the internet, many people expressed their willingness to provide refugees staying at our office with money, clothes and food products. Representatives of “Doctors Without Borders”, Dutch branch brought over some medicine, sleeping-bags and rags for sleeping on.