Catherine and Mary

Mary and Catherine, aged 12 and 16, have been waiting to be reunited with their mother in Canada since she was accepted as a refugee in April 2009. The girls are in Uganda, where they are looked after temporarily by their aunt. They have no father and they miss their mother. In November 2010, the Nairobi visa office said that their files would be reviewed in 2011. Refugee family reunification cases at Nairobi regularly take more than 2 years to process.