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Davylene (yr 2) and Snyder (reception) are pupils at Barlow Hall Primary School. They live with their mother Clementina and little sister Yanlyn in South Manchester. Snyder and Yanlyn were born here and Davylene came here with her Mother in 2008 to escape a notorious Nigerian gang who had seriously threatened Clementina’s life. Clementina had been moved by the gang from Nigeria as a young woman to Italy before she managed to escape. They came to the UK when she found she was pregnant with Snyder to ensure his safety when he was born. Clementina never planned to stay in the UK long though was forced to claim asylum when her children fell ill before she could return to Italy.
In the last few days the Home Office have said that unless the Italian government quickly welcome the family to Italy they will soon be deported to Nigeria. This is despite the fact that none of the children were born there and Clementina still fears for her life if returned to Nigeria. The family has no one to support them in Nigeria, Yanlyn is awaiting treatment for a hole in her heart. Something easily corrected in the UK but Nigeria reportedly lacks the facilities to treat most young children with this condition. Clementina is on medication that is keeping her alive which is much harder to get hold of in Nigeria.
This family despite their hardships are friends to many local people and contribute a lot of their time and energy to helping and supporting local people at school (Clementina is part of the PTA), at home, at Barlow Moor Community Centre and at church.
Please help us save this amazing family and keep them a part of our community by signing our petition and doing all you can to raise awareness of this case with others and the Home Office.
Thank you very much for your support