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Im 21 years old living in UAE.
Im from afghanistan but never been there also I was born in iran but came here when I was 3.
My situation with my family is very difficult, 4 month ago my father took my sisters phone and saw our pictures without hijab and hited us very badly and took our phones and stopped me from going college and my sister is not going to school too.
Btw im an athiest ex muslim and moreover im gay
If they find out about those they will kill me or deport me to afghanistan and I cant imagine force marriage I will kill myself before that.
Also i did suicide a couple of month ago with medicines but i survived unfortunately,and my documents and pictures are there in the police station and hospital
Now we are locked in the house all day and this is a secret phone that my friend gave me.
I called the foundation of women and children of dubai but they said we can not force your dad to send you back to college and becuz you guys are not emirati we cant support your independence we can only ask him to not hit you again !!!
Like we are stuck idk what to do
Can I apply for united nations or any embassy for help and asylum seek?
Plus i have my injury pictures of when my father hurt us.
asked Oct 10, 2019 in Asylum proceedings by Parisa

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Dear @Parisa,

Thank you for sharing your situation with the Wefugees Community - I am so sorry to read what is happening to you.

Unfortunately, I am not familiar at all with any procedures in the UAE and research appears to be very difficult. 

When I try to find any women supporting NGOs in Dubai, the organisation you mentioned and already tried to reach, is kind of the only result I get. I am really sad about the answer they gave you. Only because you are not Emirati, they can not support you!? Very weak. 

About applying for asylum: I think there is no doubt that you are in need for (international) protection, but unfortunately I can not give you a clear answer how to apply for it. As I am in Germany and it is difficult for me to make a phone call for further research to the UAE, do you think you may be able to call UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) immediately to get some information on how you could proceed?

These are the contact details for their office in Dubai:

Second floor - Dubai International Humanitarian City Building 4 

+971 4 447 5510

Here the details of the UNHCR office in Abu Dhabi:

Street Address:
Al Muroor Road, opposite the main bus station, Al Ladeem St, Al Nahyan Camp Area, Near Emirates College of Technology Villa 54, B2, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

971 2 66 77 668

971 2 66 76 615


I do not know if there are any possibilities to ask for asylum in an embassy. As far as I know, there are hardly governments in the world, which nowadays accept applications in consulates or embassies.

I am so sorry that I can not help you much for now, but please do not hesitate to get back to us with any further question or update us on your current situation. 

I hope you will stay strong and that the circumstances will improve very soon!

All the best,


answered Oct 25, 2019 by Meike
selected Oct 27, 2019 by Parisa
Thanks a million for responding to me...really appreciate it.
Yes hopefully I contacted UNCHR in Abudhabi
I took an asylum file to fill and make application for me and my sister .
But at the moment Im trying to collect evidences like medical record of the hospital after my suicide pills or any LGBT organization to support us.

My request from you dear is, if you can give us any support letter that we can provide in our case for UNCHR then please don’t hesitate to help us out.

If you can please give me and email as Its easier to login (I cant use my phone anytime I want)

Best regards
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Omg! I'm so sorry to read that sweetie! </3 I am 23 y/o girl who lives in the UAE, I don't know if I can do anything to help you since you've already reached out to "authorities" and didn't get any!!! But I can offer to be in touch with you and hope that some help will eventually come your way! If possible you can email me on
answered Jun 22, 2020 by SARA.1111
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