|Asylum seekers in an Indonesian detention centre. Source|
I am that "other" kind.
In December 2016, one of the UNHCR members came here and told us we should be "more patient than we think". He said we may be here for 10 years, and if we can't tolerate it, we should "go back to our country". In other words, prison or the Taliban. After two years, I have not had a single interview with immigration. I am fit and healthy and will do any kind of work. I am learning English in the camp, from teachers who are also here. Fitness is one way I focus my energy. It's my only true escape. I have been here for 20 months now.
The next best thing is simply to live as a free human being, with hope and the opportunity to realise my potential.