Webinar | Situation of Afghan refugees in Europe & “Afghans who have been forcibly returned’

Date and time: Sunday 2nd of May 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 Afghanistan time (14:30 to 16:00 Europe time)

Afghanistan Migrants Advice and Support Organization is organizing an online event to bring together experts and activist in the field of migration. The purpose of this event is to highlight the issues related to Afghan refugees in Europe and also bring forward the challenges those forcibly returned to Afghanistan face post return to the country. Our experts come from different backgrounds countries and have experience of working with Afghan refugees for many years.

Two of our experts will share their views and expert opinions about Europe’s behavior towards the Refugees in general and Afghan refugees in particular. They will speak about the agreements that have been signed between the EU and Afghanistan and the consequences of return to Afghanistan at this point of time. They will also provide information about new laws that are in place to help Afghan refugees get asylum in Europe. E.g. in Sweden, Afghan refugees have opportunities to get asylum through work and study. Our expert will help elaborate the options further.

Thousands of Afghans have been deported to Afghanistan over the past couple of years. Since 2016, especially after the Afghan government signed an agreement with the EU over the return of Afghans, countries like Germany and some other European and non – European countries that didn’t use to deport Afghans, started deportation to Afghanistan. After return, deportees face a range of issues from accommodation to mental health problems and a deteriorating security situation none of them are mentally ready to deal with.

Two of our experts who have been in regular contact with deportees over the past couple of years will share their experience of working with deportees and highlight the problems they face post return. They will also propose better and safer ways to help deportees.

Speakers

17:00 – 17:10 Introduction by Zahra Rezaie, Monitoring Officer (AMASO)

17:10 – 17:30 Dr. Liza Schuster, Researcher and sociologist at City, University of London

17: 30 – 17: 50 Lene  kjaer, Refugee Rights Activist in Denmark

17: 50 – 18:10 Karin Fradell Anter, Activist, Sweden

18: 10 – 18: 30 Abdul Ghafoor, Afghanistan Migrants Advice and Support Org ( AMASO ) Kabul

The event will be live broadcasted on Zoom and the Facebook page of Afghanistan Migrants Advice and Support Organization

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