Sabontu and her children

Sabontu, aged 28, lives with her two children in the bedroom of a friend’s apartment in Nairobi. A member of the Oromo ethnic group, she fled Ethiopia after being imprisoned, tortured and threatened that she and her children would be killed. In 2008 she was sponsored by a Canadian group. She has been told to expect to that processing at Nairobi will take approximately 48 months, and that she is forbidden from making inquiries of the Canadian embassy in the meantime.

Photo credit: Paige Morrow