While telling her story, Mina starts to get more and more nervous. "The government does not only refuse to give me asylum in Germany, but I also have to live without an identity in this country. I have to renew an identity card that was given to me every three or six months for the last two years now."
Mina soon explains why it is so difficult for refugees to stay in public accommodations. "It is mostly large buildings where a big number of people from different countries are brought together and have to live without any privacy." In Mina's first accommodation in Hamburg
four women shared one room. Men had to share a room with seven or eight other individuals. The sanitary facilities do not keep up with humanitarian standards and are only cleaned every three days. "Toilets and showers were in a terrible condition. Everything was dirty. It was a difficult situation."