VOA News September 4, 2017 A 106-year-old woman thought to be the world’s oldest refugee is set to be deported after being denied asylum in Sweden. Bibihal Uzbeki’s son and grandson carried her on their backs as they fled from Kunduz in northeastern Afghanistan via Iran and Turkey in the hopes of finding haven in
SBS: According to a report by Swedish outlet Blankspot, centenarian Bibihal Uzbeki is due to be sent back to her home in Afghanistan. One of the world’s oldest asylum seekers, Ms Uzbeki fled the northern Afghan city of Kunduz when the Taliban captured it. Click here to read more (external link).
The Guardian (UK): Shakila Zareen’s asylum application was initially approved after her husband shot her, but it was later denied under Donald Trump’s new US migration policies. When Shakila Zareen learned that her husband planned to kill her, she fled to her mother’s house. A few hours later, she was alone in the living room when her
DW: Just weeks after a spate of attacks in Kabul forced Germany to halt deportations to Afghanistan, plans for more flights are reportedly afoot. Failed Afghan asylum-seekers could be forced home as early as next week. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV April 24, 2017 Germany has in the span of two months rejected the asylum requests of more than half of the Afghan refugees who had traveled 7,000 kilometers in search of a better life in the European country. Citing Interior Ministry figures, the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper reported on Sunday that less
1TV: Thousands of former Taliban fighters may have entered in Germany over the past two years amid high influx of migrants into the European country, a German magazine reported Saturday. More than 70 Afghans were being investigated by Germany’s chief federal prosecutor, though it was yet to be clear whether all of them were suspected of being
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 10, 2017 A U.S. senator is vowing to revive a lapsed special-visa program for Afghan interpreters and others who served U.S. forces in the country, often risking their lives. The U.S. State Department said on March 9 that it is running out of special-visa slots and stopped scheduling interviews on
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 23, 2017 A plane carrying a third group of at least 18 Afghan asylum-seekers rejected by Germany left for Kabul late on February 22. Police said around 250 people gathered at the airport to protest the deportations, which German opposition parties and rights groups have criticized, arguing that most of
Phil Mercer VOA News / February 18, 2017 SYDNEY — Protesters have rallied in the Australian city of Melbourne to oppose a deal to send refugees held in offshore migrant camps to the United States. The agreement was struck last November with the Obama administration. Its future is unclear after President Trump called it a “dumb
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 12, 2017 Several thousand people took part in demonstrations across Germany to protest the forced return of Afghan refugees whose bids for asylum have been rejected. “The people who are forced to return cannot live their lives in safety there,” organizers in Hamburg said of the situation in Afghanistan. “A