Norway in negotiations to return asylum-seeking children
Norway, along with other European countries, has begun negotiating an agreement with the Afghan authorities for the possibility to return asylum-seeking minors to so-called reception centres in Afghanistan. The return concerns unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors without a need for protection, which means that they have not been granted asylum and are not entitled to humanitarian protection. Many humanitarian organizations are critical of the plans to return the children to Afghanistan. Janne Oline Raanes from Save the Children, says that Norway is not taking responsibility of the children that have fled and that the act goes against United Nations recommendations.
Verdens Gang 20 November 2011 (in Norwegian) NRK 20 November 2011 (in Norwegian) Aftenposten 20 November 2011 (in Norwegian) Dagbladet 20 November 2011 (in Norwegian)