Prolonged uncertainty for the rejected asylum seekers

Majed Najdat Andar from Syria along with two of his three children (from left) Sina and Salina.Kirkenes: Majed Najdat Andar from Syria along with two of his three children (from left) Sina and Salina. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

UDI assesses whether the asylum seekers the West camp in Kirkenes should be moved to other reception centers  while they are waiting for a clarification from the authorities. Norway can not send the asylum seekers to Russia without being sure of what awaits them there, says the UN.

Syrian Majed Najdat Andar, his wife, and three children have been waiting in a reception center for over a week for a clarification of the family’s fate. They are part of the 74 rejected asylum seekers who have been waiting in the camp that originally were meant to be used for  accommodation for a maximum of two days.

– It’s not my decision, it is in the hands of Russian and Norwegian authorities. We hope to get protection for our children. We came here as refugees, not to break the laws, says Andar.

– But it is bad to be here, it’s like a prison, says Syrian Andar.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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