On 13 January 2022 Kat Orman, from BBC Radio Oxford, interviewed Aiham Al Aswadi, former client, volunteer and now member of staff at Asylum Welcome.

In this interview, Aiham talks openly about the context and circumstances that led him and his family to leave Yemen, his home country, when he was 10 years old, about his experiences of being an asylum seeker arriving to the UK when he was 17 years old and and living in Oxford. Aiham also reflects on the challenges of applying to get his refugee status during the pandemic with the support of Asylum Welcome and about how he has tried to rebuild his life, continue his studies and achieve his personal and professional goals under very challenging circumstances, far away from his family and friends over the last five years.