“My dream was to be safe and protected… and to live myself as people do," says Tekle Berihu (18), who immigrated to Britain as a refugee five years ago. He left his home, Eritrea, to escape a challenging political situation and mandatory military service. Looking back, he struggles to explain his journey to others: "If you try to tell them how I come through... they can't even imagine it. So it was really hard.... you see people was dying in front of your eyes," he recalls. When these memories come to mind, he says: “I feel really sad and can't do anything.” For a while, he could hardly sleep. “You can't forget them, but try to,” he says. He misses his family and worries about them, praying for them and contacting them when possible, but Tekle's life has become "more and more easier." Now, he spends his time in school, on the football pitch, or at church, where he is a deacon. His dream is "to study hard, to get my A-Level done and go to uni and to be an engineer."