In previous posts we got to where we got to Overloon heaven and hell. Why do I write both the words heaven and hell for this camp?
Camp Overloon is one of the worst camps in the Netherlands, and the proof of what I am saying is that it will be closed by May 2022.
When we got there, there were refugees from Belarus and it was very crowded and Unfortunately, some of these refugees did not behave properly, and of course, they all returned to their country after a month.
We changed three rooms in this camp and the whole camp was below zero in terms of management and cleanliness.
The location of this camp was almost a blind spot in terms of mobile antenna signals, and the distance from the camp to the first store was about an hour’s walk, which of course took me more than an hour.
We tasted asylum seekers in this camp, although we did not feel that way in the Zutphen and Ter Apel camps.
But why do I call Camp Overloon a paradise? Because in this camp I met very good people. They help me with my wife and me, and they are some of my good friends today as I write this.
In this camp, our daughter was born and made our lives sweeter.
In this camp, we received the news that the Dutch Immigration Office had agreed to our stay, and very good things happened to us along with the bad things in this camp.
For all that good, we left hell quickly in August 2020 to stay in the house we were assigned.
Of course, the word “hell” was only because of the conditions in the camp, and the staff of the CoA office and my good friends in this camp sweetened the bitterness of these conditions.
In the future, I want to talk about starting our own lives independently and in an independent home in the Netherlands.