In English

Stoppa utvisningarna till Afghanistan! 


"Stop the deportations of Afghan youth!" was an appeal that was published October 12, 2016. 

The website with the same name contains information for helpers and youth, texts written by them, facts, news and debate. 

The facebookgroup was meant for information and policy making. After a few months, Afghan youth themselves asked for membership, and their share grew quickly. After two years, the group had 21,000 members, of whom we estimate one third are Afghans. It has been very important for distribution of support and information to the youngsters. Many suicides have been prevented. 

The network has no board. Different and sometimes temporary groupings operate different activities. Several thousands of letters have been sent to politicians. Numerous articles, letters to editors etc. have been written. Members have participated in national and local manifestations.

During summer 2017, it was obvious that thousands of youngsters would stand without economic support and/or accommodation. To make it possible to collect money in a safe and transaparent way, the non-governmental organisation Stöttepelaren (the Supporting Pillar) was registered. 

During a workshop in January 2019, these decisions were taken:
  • Our first priority is to stop deportation to Afghanistan, with children and youngsters in focus.
  • We want the temporary law to be amended so that "other protective and aggravating circumstances" are reintroduced.
In 2017, a similar appeal "Stop deportations to Afghanistan now" was launched, with 2,000 people signing. During 2019, it was obvious that another vulnerable group is the 2,000 children living in limbo together with their parents. 

In March 2020, the two appeals were merged under the title "Stop deportations to Afghanistan!", which gives us better possibilities to cooperate with the networks around the families. 


Contact
Ingrid Eckerman ingrid.eckerman@gmail.com  +46 70 55 73 193
Karin Fridell Anter  karinfa@explicator.se +46 707 694 017  

Cooperation with other networks


In March 2017, we participated in the Röda tråden march (the Red Thread), arranged by #Vi står inte ut (We cannot stand it). 

From August to October, 2017, the youth network Ung i Sverige (Young in Sweden) went on sit strike, supported by helpers' networks. 

On November 25, 2017, two years after the Prime Minister presented the new "temporary" asylum law, the network arranged the manifestation Flyktingarnas dag (the Refugees' Day), followed by a much appreciated party for youngsters and helpers.  

On October 4, 2018, the network arranged the international conference How safe is Afghanistan? and four days later the nationwide manifestation Sweden against deportations.

During the spring 2019, the network participated in the actions 17 000 blommor - 17 000 liv (17,000 flowers - 17,000 lives). On and before June 18, we demonstrated inside and outside the House of Parliament, against the extension of the "temporary law". 

In July 2019, Afghan families with children formed a network Liv utan gränser (Life without borders). They started a sit strike with support
from Ung i Sverige as well as from helpers'  networks.  Several manifestations were arranged. The strike ended after the many manifestations around the opening of the Parliament in september. 

On November 20, 2019, the network Liv utan gränser arranged manifestations in many places, commemorating the Declaration of Children's Rights. On November 24, there were protest against the "contemporary law" nationwide. Read more! 

On May 1, 2020, a "digital demonstration" För en mänsklig flyktingpolitik (For a human refugee politics) was marching on Facebook. Around 70 groups and organisations participated with their own banners, and 2 500 people "walked". In July, the march started again, to walk until the government presents the proposal for the new refugee law that becomes valid in July, 2021. 

Read more


See also some reports at Many reports about the asylum politics






Age assessments July 6, 2019

How many years does it take to clear out the unaccompanied youngsters from Sweden? June 25, 2019








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