Presented by Jatinder Verma. The asylum seekers' debate in the United Kingdom is heated and controversial. But why do people become refugees? What causes them to risk unspeakable hardship and potentially endanger the lives of their families? Why settle in a new country often hostile and unwelcoming? The series follows the lives of six refugees, three now living in the United Kingdom and three living in another country. Why did they leave their homes? What was their journey like and what is life like in their adopted land? The refugees, from Vietnam, Somalia and Bosnia, experienced brutal war, violation of human rights and near starvation before deciding to leave.
The stories of six refugees from three continents forced to leave their homeland to seek a new life in a new land. Having already faced war, unspeakable atrocities and famine in Somalia, Vietnam, and Bosnia, they now face a humiliating and often precarious trip that can include shipwrecks, beatings, imprisonment, alienation and rejection. How did they cope with these experiences and what is life like in their new home?