Letter to the Danish Prime Minister and Danish Minister for Immigration13. April 2023
Letter to the Danish Prime Minister and Danish Minister for Immigration
We are writing this letter regarding the decision of Denmark to add two regions to the list of areas in Syria deemed safe and involving the return of Syrian refugees from these regions.
According to the Danish Immigration Service, the security situation in the two governorates has improved, which means that Syrian refugees from these areas could lose their temporary protection in Denmark and be de jure forced to return home.
This decision goes against the numerous reports from NGO and from the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic report depicting the suffering and violations of humans rights Syrian refugees are facing upon their return and underlining that conditions are not currently in place to ensure voluntary, safe and dignified returns in Syria.
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