Denmark tells Syrian refugees to return to Damascus


Zero asylum seekers — that is essentially the Danish government’s ultimate goal. Now, it is ordering Syrian refugees to return to Damascus, which Copenhagen says is safe. Aya Abo Daher is preparing to graduate high school in the Danish town of Nyborg and was looking forward to celebrating the event with her friends at the end of June when she received an email from the Danish authorities that changed everything.  “I was so sad, I felt so foreign, like everything in Denmark had been taken away from me,” the 20-year old said. “I sat down and just cried. At midnight, a friend drove me home to my family because I couldn’t sleep.” Many Syrian refugees from the Damascus area got that same mail.

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