Four years without seeing his 7-year-old son who stayed in Cameroon

Four years without seeing his 7-year-old son who stayed in Cameroon

A Senegalese father is struggling to emigrate to Canada with his mother his seven-year-old son, who is currently in a precarious situation in Cameroon.

Francis Christian Ngomo has been living with his new wife for several years. Married in 2018, they were granted asylum in Canada on humanitarian grounds.

Since then, Mr. Ngomo and his wife have been asking for permanent residence, an essential condition to welcome their little Émile, whom they want to offer better conditions.

If the couple still had hope at the beginning of the process, it is now the uncertainty that gnaws at them.

The pandemic, Afghan refugees and Ukrainian refugees have all been used as the government’s justification for delaying the boy’s trial.

He, a security guard, and his wife, a beneficiary, don’t understand that their request is stuck in the system.

“If the government doesn’t put us first, we understand that something is wrong,” says the father. Unless they don’t give a fuck about us because they’re not the ones in this situation.”

The couple are still awaiting an answer to return their son to his family.