Story: Aman Ali
I am from Afghanistan and have been living in Sheffield for five years. I fled to England after my mother and father were killed by warring factions in Afghanistan. My brothers had already been captured and killed by the Taliban and though I narrowly escaped with my life, my claim for asylum was refused. Left with no financial support I was forced to work illegally. While repairing a roof, I fell and injured my upper and lower spine. I am paraplegic after this accident at work and have residual spasticity in my right leg.
My biggest fear is deportation. “Afghanistan's human rights record remains poor” according to the latest US state department report and only 5% of 2 million disabled people receive any support. My asylum application has been refused but my case needs to be reconsidered. I made a fresh claim in December 2007 but have heard nothing from the Home Office.
My status means I have had limited and insecure access to health and social care. I need your support to stay in safety and to make as full a recovery as is possible. As an ethnic Hazara and a disabled person I would face persecution and destitution in Afghanistan. Because of my family history I fear imprisonment or death.
Last year 1,145 people were deported to Afghanistan from Britain.