Seventeen-year-old Hama* prefers not to talk about being forced to flee his home country of Iraq.
Instead, his focus is on his new life in the UK.
“Arriving in the UK, I was born again,” he said. “I couldn’t be happier. There is a lot of badness in my country but in the UK there is humanity.”
Hama came to the UK from Calais last year. He was one of the unaccompanied children transferred here when the “Jungle” camp closed.
Arriving in a new and unfamiliar country was a strange and exciting experience for him.
“I saw the cars drive on the opposite side of the road from my country. It was different and a bit strange for me. That was the sign that I knew I’m in England now. I will never forget that moment.”