It is so easy to turn back where you came from. Yesterday a family from our sector after many months of wait decided it was enough. They slept many nights over the idea of what to do, and what would the next steps be. It took them more than one year and a half to come here from their country. They spent nine months in Serbia, out of which 4 waiting to be first on the waiting list to enter Hungary. Once they entered this country, they were told, like all of us, that now you are detained here for as long as we give a decision. Four months in here is a lot of time. Yesterday they told the immigration at 10 o'clock they want to go to Serbia, and in TEN minutes police came and told them to finish preparing and go to the exit door. All that two years of travel, suffering and despair and search for a better future got wrapped in ten to fifteen minutes by the Hungarian authorities.
In the minor’s sector at this moment we are only 10 people. The rest all decided to go back to Serbia. For more than five months we had no information about our cases, none whatsoever. We would ask everyday the social workers when they came to give us food about any information or what is happening with our cases. We were told nothing. And then suddenly two days ago someone just came with a piece of paper and told us we all got negative answer, so we can either appeal or go back to Serbia. I decided to stay and maybe ask help from some lawyers of this organisation who help migrants. Others were fed up to have to wait for maybe five more months locked up in here so they decided to return to Subotica camp.
We have been here for 2 months with my cousin and i really cannot wait to get out. The first thing i do when i get out is to have a proper COFFEE for myself, a Turkish coffee as i had it while i was in Serbia. Apart from the food that is bad and un nutritional, we do not even have good coffee or tea. Two days ago a friend i met in Serbia had the time slot to enter Transit zone and I ordered with her some turkish coffee from Serbia. Unfortunately they put her in the other sector and she could not give me the coffee. I have asked the social workers here for two days now and they say tomorrow tomorrow because we need different permission. What kind of permission someone need to give me my coffee ?
Every day a new family comes into the transit zone. We wait sometimes impatiently to see which family it will be, because a lot of times we spend more than seven months with them in the same Serbian camp (before entering). We shared floors and rooms to sleep throughout the journey with these families. At the same time families from here leave, some to a better future, the open camp and some decide to return to Serbia after the second negative decision or no decision for long time. Today two families got the second negative. They are 15 people and all from Afghanistan. They told them the region they come from is SAFE and there is no real danger for their lives. They have 9 children with them and now are left hopeless and alone. They have to return to Serbia or stay here and pay all the expenses of food for who knows how long.
In this sector there are only Kurdish families. This is nice for us because at least we can talk with other people in the same language while we are inside these “four walls”. Our children too can play with other Kurdish children. The adults spend the whole day sitting in this table and discussing what awaits us next while the children play. This is the everyday life of ours here. Nothing more, nothing less. It is our fourth month in this place and are waiting for the second decision since some months. We already got a negative decision on our asylum case in the first month, which we do not understand why. My mother and father pray everyday that somehow we get the next decision as positive, otherwise we don’t know what to do… we don’t know what to do.