She didn’t like the way she was being treated, so she embarked on a dangerous journey to the UK.
Ruth has been telling Newsround’s Hayley her story…
Three-thousand children arrived in the UK alone last year.
Many of them are migrants or refugees escaping war or devastation in their home countries. They’ve travelled thousands of miles across deserts, mountains and seas.
When they get to the UK they are often tired and afraid.
They are taken by immigration officers or police to a safe place where they are asked lots of questions.
This is so that the people in charge can understand how old the child is, where they have come from and what they will need to keep them healthy and safe.
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