Houda talks with her brothers Sajad and Zein. © UNICEF/UN08729/Gilbertson VII Photo
Here there is security but back in Iraq there is no security. Iraq is full of bad things.
When we got here and finished all our paperwork and went to the police to give our information we were no longer scared, because that was a new start for us and we had to cope with our new life. We were asked about our names, age [and where we were from] in Basra. We felt that was the new start for us in this country.
My mum keeps saying that people here received us with empathy and, here, individuals have their own protected rights. So, hopefully, I will look after Sajad, and make sure that he finishes his study to become somebody.