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Refugee says life in hull ‘is same as in Iraq’ as she struggles to get a home

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Intesar Hassan, 55, said that life is the same in Hull as it was in Iraq (Picture: Hull Daily Mail)

A woman who survived war in Iraq and Syria has said that life in Hull is the same as her home country.

Intesar Hassan, 55, was moved to the city by the UN in 2012 but has since become bed-bound after health troubles she says were exacerbated by living in squalor.

Most of her relatives were killed in Iraq, causing her to flee to Syria where they were given food and shelter.

However, when war broke out there, they were moved to Hull as their lives were in danger. But the tranquillity she hoped to find there has not come forward.

Intesar said: ‘When I think about Iraq and Hull, they are the same to me. When I came here my health conditions worsened and are getting worse day by day in this house.

‘I cannot walk, talk or eat due to the conditions I am living in. All night long I worry about the house.

‘I open the window at night because I can’t breathe from the damp inside the house. This situation is reminding me and re-traumatising me from past experiences.’

An Iraqi looks 24 September 2007, at a burnt car on the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting US embassy officials opened fire in the western Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmukh, a shootout which left, 16 September 2007, nine civilians and a policeman dead. Iraq said today that it will await the outcome of an investigation into the killing of 10 people during the shootout before taking any action against the company. AFP PHOTO/ALI YUSSEF (Photo credit should read ALI YUSSEF/AFP via Getty Images)
Intesar fled the war in Iraq (Picture: AFP)

She added that she complained about how cold the house is soon after moving in eight years ago.

She said: ‘I told them that the house is freezing but they didn’t do anything. We have no heating and no maintenance work has been done on the house in the past eight years.

‘I fell down the stairs in the house which led to me needing to have my gall bladder operated on.

‘I have letters from Castle Hill Hospital, GPs and occupational therapists which recommends I am placed into a new house suitable for disabled people, but I have waited on Hull City Council’s housing list since the day I arrived in Hull.’

However, her landlord said the house was ‘immaculate’ when they arrived and the tenants had denied access for maintenance workers to assess the mold since 2017.

A member of the Syrian pro-government forces rides a bicycle through a damaged street in the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus on May 22, 2018. - The government seized earlier in the week the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighbourhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad from the Islamic State (IS) group , putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012. (Photo by LOUAI BESHARA / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by LOUAI BESHARA has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp ] instead of [Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images)
She was then pulled from Syria in 2012 after war break out, putting her life in danger (Picture: AFP)

Hull City Council said its environmental health team had also been denied access.

Wheelchair user Intesar said: ‘Due to forcing myself up and down the stairs in this house I developed a hernia and piles problem, which in turn forced me to need to facilitate the bathroom more often.

‘To make matters worse I went on to develop a breathing problem which the GP has said is an allergic reaction to the damp in the house.’

Their housing benefit, which is paid directly to the landlord, was cut and no longer covers the full rent, leaving them in £5,000 in arrears.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ioannis Alexopoulos/LNP/REX/Shutterstock (11028646a) Photo credit: Shoppers walk in Hull city centre. Hull is to face stricter measures following lockdown to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, as 751.4 per 100000 people is reported, and the numbers keep increasing daily. Hull has the highest Covid-19 infection rate in England, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK - 22 Nov 2020
Intesar is now living in Hull but is not happy with her accommodation after eight years (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

Intesar said: ‘I am a disabled woman. If we are removed from the property where can we go? Is this worse than Syria? We were brought here to a safe and legal country but everywhere I go I am turned away. This house is unsafe.

‘We thought we would be protected but we have instead been exposed to more hostility.

‘As an ill woman I can’t go out and enjoy life, but inside the house my life is even more miserable. I’d prefer to die but my worry is what would happen to my children.’

The landlord said he had been told by the family that they would be cone by the end of the month.

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