The Long Way Home is the long way that the refugees over the world starts leaving their own home, searching for a new place to call “Home”. The strongest, richest or simply lucky refugees will arrive at the end of their journey: Europe. But Europe is just the start of the second and sometimes longer way.
The request for asylum is a process which can have a duration from months to years, passing by several stages where the refugee is in a standby and apathetic state, living with a minimum conditions of life and confort that the host state can afford. The refugee and stateless centers become a big “waiting rooms” where like in a game of chance directed by the big powers and the bureaucracy, they wait for a positive or negative answer, they wait for have the door of Europe officially open, or closed. That means the voluntary repatriation, the forced deportation or simply scrape in a Europe that is not the “Home” that it looked like at the beginning of the way.