June 21, 2024
København, Denmark
Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Denmark is shattering Syrian refugees’ lives


“I’d sooner commit suicide here in Denmark than return to Syria!”

That’s what Syrian refugees in Denmark told when the Danish government decided to revoke their residence cards, stating that it is now acceptable for them all to go to Syria.

So because policy change would exclude men between the ages of 18 to 42 from Syria’s mandatory military duty, the move will also divide families from their kids and rip couples away.
As the Danish government is aware, Syria’s constitution stipulates that these males will either be recruited into the Syrian military or face punishment if they refuse to enrol.

The majority of the refugees thought Denmark’s policy on immigration covered them. However, the state has subsequently refuted this, stating that the safety it provided to refugees was only limited.

According to Human Rights Groups, a global NGO, most refugees could not know the documentation they signed out after they entered the EU country. There were interpreters on hand to assist, but many individuals were unaware of what they were doing.

Many claim that the most crucial aspects of their issues never were recorded in their first conversations. As a result, Denmark’s 35,000 Syrian migrants are caught in a terrifying limbo. Syrian kids at Danish institutions find it difficult to concentrate on their studies while awaiting word on their destiny.

Life devastated

People are seeing their lives being broken a second time. Omar Al Nator and his wife Asmaa left Syria in 2011 and now own a thriving grocery business in Ringsted, Denmark’s Zealand area. They spent seven years studying Danish and are now part of the community. Locals like shopping with them.

They’ve been warned they only have 30 days to respond to Syria or risk deportation to a detention centre. In southern Syria, they are from Daraa, where the government murdered numerous of their relatives during the 2011 revolt.

“After waiting 18 days, the court’s decision is for us to leave Denmark. We have 30 days before we must go back to Syria, where we escaped the murderer Bashar Al-Assad and his crimes of killing and detaining the Syrian people,” Asmaa Al Nator expressed herself.

There is a clear hazard

Danish courts have ordered Delsha, her three kids, and her mom to go despite the obvious danger. Most people sought safety from the regime’s violent secret police, which continues to terrorize the nation.

Hamou joined part in meetings with Danish immigration agents, who, he claimed, depend much too heavily on advice from a Syrian immigration official.

Many people found that their stay in Denmark aided them in healing old wounds. It would be awful to lose their hard-won independence by being returned to Syria’s wreckage.

Denmark is put to the test

Denmark is among the richest nations in the EU, with a modest Syrian population.
“Our Social Democratic leaders want to show those voters who voted them in on a far-right platform that they will take a very hard line on refugees,” Awad added.

It will be interesting to watch whether the United Nations or human rights organizations force Denmark to reconsider its decision. Denmark is a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, which places strict obligations on it to care for refugees. And Denmark’s choice of Syrian refugees is a litmus test for Frederiksen’s commitment to rights and the rule of legislation.

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