Boy terrified his family will be deported to Rwanda while he’s at school
The Metro says A nine-year-old boy is refusing to go to school after becoming terrified his parents will be deported to Rwanda while he is away.
Akar Abdalla and his family are seeking asylum to stay in Smethwick, Staffordshire, after fleeing conflict in Iraq.
But their immigration status is causing the boy ‘extreme stress’ after he learned about the controversial Rwanda deportation scheme.
His father, Kamal, says Akar ‘cried’ so much upon hearing the news he became sick with stress and has been unable to attend class for three weeks.
The Abdalla family have tried to claim asylum twice in three years, and have been waiting months for a decision on their latest application.