From Addis Ababa to Calais, one woman’s story
One female migrant in Calais describes how and why she is trying to get through the Eurostar Tunnel to Britain.
There is a cruel irony to Maseb Gessess’ story, or Baby as she is know affectionally by her Ethiopian friends.
In her homeland she was a human rights activist, advocating for the rights of women. It was this that landed her in trouble with the authorities spending a brief time, 21 days, incarcerated. Her bank account was frozen and she was harassed so she decided that leaving was her only option. She travelled over land to Sudan where she continued her work, again working for her countryfolk. But trouble came calling and she left for Libya in order to flee to Europe, along the way she saw many die as they made the arduous journey.