Mohammed Abdu

Mohammed talks about his journey from Syria and life in England as a refugee with his wife and child. His wife Paraah also contributes and shares her views on life in Hull.

Media No: 1021
Interviewee Forename: Mohammed
Interviewee Surname: Abdu
Year of Birth
Interviewer: Rupert Creed
Location:  Greenwood Avenue Library, Hull
Date of Interview: 08/02/2016
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:18:29

Time Code Notes

[00:00:09] Resettled from Syria, now living in North Hull. Describes life he left in Syria – danger, fighting.

[00:02:55] Journey through Turkey to England. Self-financed, difficult decision to make.

[00:05:10] First impressions of Hull – has been learning English through TV.

[00:07:00] Difficulties for refugees, communication, finding work with English as a second language, time not given for familiarisation.

[00:10:30] Difference in bringing up children, health care, safety. Hopes to return home and re-unite with his family when Syria is safe.

[00:15:30] Daily life with his wife and son in the city. How he feels people view him.

These time code notes are provided as a rough guide to the above recording. Untold Hull would like to thank all the volunteers who took part for their time and hard work in producing this information.