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80,000 Afghan Refugees Face Uncertain Fate in Europe

80,000 Afghan Refugees Face Uncertain Fate in Europe

KABUL - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Sunday expressed concern over worse condition of Afghan refugees in Greece and Sweden adding that more than 80 thousands are in an uncertain situation.

The UNHCR said that all cases of these refugees will soon be handled by asylum countries.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Refugees said that despite frequent efforts to solve the problems of Afghan refugees in European countries, the “situation of some of the refugees are worrying.”

“Previously, there were concerns over refugees’ situation in Greece and now Afghan refugees are also stranded in Sweden and human rights organisations have expressed concern,” the Ministry spokesman Islamuddin Jorat told TOLOnews.

Meanwhile, the UNHCR has said that Afghan refugees’ unawareness of immigration law has caused that asylum seekers face with difficulties.

“We emphasize that their cases must be handled and if the criteria for asylum is met, they must be granted asylum,” the UNHCR spokesman Nader Farhad said.

The Afghan Ministry of refugees currently doesn’t consider Afghan refugees’ situation in Sweden and Greece as favorable and said that more than 1,000 of refugees in Finland and 11,000 in Germany face an uncertain fate. (Tolo News)