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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:50 PM
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UK 'may return Afghan asylum children next year'
Source: BBC

Afghan children whose asylum claims have failed may be sent back to Kabul by the UK from next year.

European refugee groups have warned they risk ending up in orphanages in a war zone.

One children's rights organisation says the move may be unlawful because of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

But the Home Office, which is working with three other European countries, says it will affect only 16- and 17-year-olds whose families can be traced.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15862168
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:28 PM
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1. Greece tried repatriation of their Afghan refugee children.
Sent them back with job training and everything. It failed miserably. The Afghan government roadblocked them every step of the way. (Friend did a documentary on it for Greek TV.)
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:35 PM
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2. What is that documentary?
I searched keywords Afghan children in Greece, found a link to this PBS show http://www.kcet.org/shows/european_journal/european-jou...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:14 AM
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3. I don't think it was translated but I may have seen subtitles.
The site was a Greek TV site, but I'm not sure I still have the link or if it's still good. It was an upbeat story of repatriation to a place of hopeless poverty but a loving family. My friend kept in touch and returned to Afghanistan a number of times which is how I learned how desperate the young men were to return to Greece, and how badly the program had failed.
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