My name is Isioma Nwanolue. I am Nigerian living in Turkey, not quite sure where to start from. I haven’t seen my mother in 8 years, first 4 was because I got a scholarship and went abroad at 15 for university and we didn’t have the money to afford me coming home for any holidays. Eventually, I saved enough to go home to see my dad and my baby brothers but at that time my mum had left the country to Bangladesh in search of greener pastures an a better life for us. Now I live in Turkey trying to make a living for myself but it’s not going great, but I keep fighting. My mum’s plan was to come home for the easter holiday to see my baby brothers because growing up without a mother has been hard for them and they’ve been bouncing from relative to relative for years now because my dad doesn’t want the responsibility of living with them but at the Bangladesh airport my mum was sorting out COVID-19 tests and she turned around for a few minutes and when she came back, all her money was stolen along with her bags, and all the savings she’s made(she couldn’t open a bank account in Bangladesh as a Nigerian foreigner for many reasons including language so she had only cash). They also didn’t let her travel because she needed more than one COVID-test but she had just one and now her ticket is expired and she’s stuck in Bangladesh, squatting with friend with no money, broken, hurt, frustrated, lonely and sick(she spent all those years cooking African food from a small apartment which took a toll on her health because it’s a lot of work for her age). My father can’t help because he says we’re too much responsibility and we found out he has another family in a different state. All this has taken a toll on me because I’m the only one she talks to(my sister has refused to associate with us because we are poor and have nothing to give) and the only one she has because my parents are estranged and I am mentally hanging on by a thread. I need to get my mother home PLEASE and I also need to go home to see her and to see my brothers. I am mentally and hanging on by a thread and I can’t imagine what my mother has gone through/is going through. My mother has been without her kids for too long, my baby brothers have been without a mother for too long, I’ve been without my family for too long. We never know how much time we have left on these earth. I am afraid something terrible may happen to my mum while she’s there because she lately she has been saying she doesn’t wanna be alive anymore. PLEASE HELP. I can’t bear the thought of losing my brothers if anything happens to my mother, I can’t even think about what will happen to my brothers . SHE IS ALL WE HAVE. I smile and act like everything is okay but this is the truth. I have never told this to anyone before but there is no need for a façade anymore. I am suffering and if I don’t talk about it, I won’t get help and I will lose my mother. PLEASE HELP US.