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Alarming messages are sent from Kabul.

Deported family lives on the streets in Kabul  


The family sent this picture from Kabul to Denmark

Alarming messages are sent from Kabul. Kenni Hyldahl, former Red Cross teacher, is very worried for the family. The threat from Taliban is even bigger now, than when they fled in the first place.

By: Jolanda


Kenni Hyldahl, former Red Cross teacher, is very worried for the family, who now lives on the streets in Kabul.
Kenni Hyldahl, former Red Cross teacher, is very worried for the family, who now lives on the streets in Kabul.



“If I die, will you come and visit my grave in Kabul?” This message is what teacher Kenni Hyldahl (40) received in January. The message was sent by the 15 years old Omreh
Shamsi. Omreh is one of five children in a family from Afghanistan, who was deported on the sixth of December 2014.
Dangerous to return to Afghanistan and Taliban
Kenni Hyldahl, has been in contact with them since they were deported. He is the children’s former teacher in the Red Cross school in Lynge. ”This is indeed a sad story”, Kenni Hyldahl says. ”Since they’ve been sent back to Afghanistan they live mostly on the streets. The parents are getting more and more sick, and they don’t have money for medicine and not even for food. When they are lucky, some nights they can sleep at friends’ houses, but only for a short period of time. They fled from Taliban, but now they are in a dangerous situation again. It is commonly known that if you have lived in the western world as a Muslim an return to Afghanistan, you are a disgrace to the Ta
liban“, says Kenni Hyldahl.
Gave up job to keep contact with the family
Kenni Hyldahl, has stopped working for Red Cross to be able to keep in contact with family. Professional rules forbid personal contact between Red Cross staff and asylum seekers. He realized that his human’s motives override his professionals, when one of the girls in the family attempted suicide in Auderød asylum center. “I worry a lot about her. She was always the one that was fighting for the rest of family and could encourage them. She took care of the medicine for parents and she was a moral support for entire family and never gave up. Even during the long journey,wich was extremly hard. They fled by food through many countries only traveling at night. Smugglers treating them like animals. Omreh told me stories about living in cellars smelling of urine with smugglers hitting, kicking and breaking fingers if they didn’t do as told. She had a hard time telling about it. It seems she is giving up now.Since then I have no contact with her,“ says Kenni
Help from Denmark to the family
Kenni Hyldahl, some other former Red Cross’ employers and the Danish organization “Asylret” has collected around 25.000DKK, which was sent to Omreh and the family three months ago. Engel Rasmussen, a freelance journalist in Kabul, helped with the delivery of the money. The family has asked for help at Human Rights Watch and they contacted Abdul Ghafoor and he gave them directions to go to for help, but their moving is limited.
So, their life continues on the streets.

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