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Sammy is a 20-year-old trans woman who contacted us through our Live Chat after she was taken abroad by her parents due to her trans identity.
sammy’s experience with akt:
When they arrived, they took her passport and left her – in a country that is particularly hostile and dangerous for LGBTQ+ people. As Sammy has dual nationality, she wasn’t able to seek assistance from the British Embassy.
After contacting us online, we put Sammy in touch with a local LGBTQ+ charity where she was located who then paid for an emergency passport and Sammy’s flight back to the UK. Once she landed, Sammy was supported by akt through our Emergency Support Packs, while we then worked for three days with Sammy’s local authority to arrange emergency accommodation. After that, Sammy was then offered a place in supported accommodation in a city where she would not be at risk of seeing her family.