Makena’s* Story

As we lead up to Refugee Week 2020, we want to create an online space for refugees to share their stories of living in the UK and dealing with COVID-19. If you would like to share your story please click here.

*All names are changed in order to stay in line with our confidentiality policy.

I have been privileged enough to be able to work from home during these disastrous time, feeling grateful to be safe and supported from colleagues and MRSN. Isolating from people is not easy, at times very hard to cope with. However, being able to communicate online helped ease the pressure.

Myself aside, I can’t help to think of those who are suffering from the pandemic and lost their lives and those who mourn not only because they lost their loved ones but they couldn’t even hold the service they deserved.

When you apply the situation to the homeless and refugees without support, the reality becomes grim as they are easy to be forgotten while everyone is busy looking out for those around them.

Thankfully MRSN followed up closely on everyone and ascertain continuity of support by any means possible.

I hope we will come out of this stronger soon. It was, albeit it claimed tens of thousands of lives, a humbling experience how we then learnt to be kind and thoughtful again.


We are so grateful to hear all stories of people coping with lockdown or COVID-19. If you would like to share your story please click here.