LIS

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers

Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday.
"We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," the minister was quoted as saying by Swedish media, adding that the government had asked the police and authorities in charge of migrants to organise their expulsion.
The proposed measure was announced as Europe struggles to deal with a crisis that has seen tens of thousands of migrants arrive on Greek beaches, with the passengers -- mostly fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan -- undeterred by cold wintry conditions.
 
The UN says more than 46,000 people have arrived in Greece so far this year, with more than 170 people killed making the dangerous crossing.
 
Ygeman said the expulsions, normally carried out using commercial flights, would have to be done using specially chartered aircraft, given the large numbers, staggered over several years.
Sweden, which is home to 9.8 million people, is one of the European Union countries that has taken in the largest number of refugees in relation to its population. Sweden accepted more than 160,000 asylum seekers last year.
 
But the number of migrant arrivals has dropped dramatically since Sweden enacted systematic photo ID checks on travellers on January 4.

Swedish officials on Tuesday called for greater security at overcrowded asylum centres a day after the fatal stabbing of an employee at a refugee centre for unaccompanied youths.
The alleged attacker was a young male residing at a centre for youngsters aged 14 to 17 in Molndal near Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast.

The employee was 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher, according to Swedish media reports, whose family was originally from Lebanon. A motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
Her death has led to questions about overcrowded conditions inside some centres, with too few adults and employees to take care of children, many traumatised by war.
 
In neighbouring Denmark, meanwhile, the government this week approved legislation to seize the valuables of refugees in the hope of limiting the flow of migrants.



AFP

43 comments:

osondu arinze said...

Ok

Juliet Iwuno said...

Serious gobe! Linda take note!

True Nigerian said...

the humanitarian crisis is just getting worse.
I think d UN should look at d root causes of the situation.

Ngene Olivia said...

80 ke?













#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


Adaoma Anna said...

Good idea.

Nwaka Uche said...

Dey problem o
@Linda.

Valentineboy
aka Lindaikeji's son

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Ok







LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

haters-slayer o said...

Chai this life self.

sandy books said...

so what will become there faith now

Bonita Bislam said...

My Goodness! People are suffering in this world.Life isn't fair to some peeps

Chigozie Queeneth said...

But y nah

tosisochukwu said...

That is their business






































































































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Wat war and political instability has brought on people.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Our world desperately need peace.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Ghanaman said...

Make dem pursue dem jare! Why take up their responsibilities & welfare?

Saudi Arabia & Qatar are wealthy Islamic Nations, why dem no carry their fellow brothers & sisters in faith into their own nations?

The Swedes should reject them outrightly before they start facing terrorist issues in the future. Dem go reach their begin force the citizens to accept their religion & beliefs. Mstcheeew!

*Ghanaman signing out*

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

To where o?


...merited happiness

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

To where o?


...merited happiness

Babylawyer. said...

Nawaooo! All this people that their country wars against itself and renders them homeless and they will start inconveniencing other countries. Abeg they should go joor


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Uzo said...

God help you. All these terrorist wey they spoil show Foe the innocent

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

hmmmmmmm. it is well

Unique Treasure said...

hmmmm... lets see

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!
See the car in Akure that has got everyone talkingSee photos of the car.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Nawaooooooo

Akeem Opayemi said...

For window blinds, wallpaper and curtain please call 08160856785.

Jude Akinwole said...

Wish they could accept more. They championed this cause & really took in more migrants than any other European country... I guess it's getting more difficult for them to provide for & sustain them. #ItIsWell

DA BOSSLADY Debbie said...

They should do whatever they got to do, to protect their citizen!!!

Anonymous said...

Mumu n attention seeker..receive sense now

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Life is so unfair... I just feel their pains

Nwariaku Munachi said...

It's good they do, these Arabs can be something else. Imagine stabbing someone that is taking care of you.

RareSpecie Z said...

Lol.
Una nefa see

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Life is not just fair to some peeps

Rossyurch said...

Insecurity.......Na wa o

*Rozy*

Vivian Reginalds said...

Aww
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen...

uche ekwulugo said...

I dey feel for Dem o



AJ MAIN BOY...

uche ekwulugo said...

I dey feel for Dem o



AJ MAIN BOY...

niny said...

Ah sm pipu ll kill demselves

udeh martha said...

Life is so unfair... I just feel their pains

Di Mateo Xavie said...

thats a huge number

Anonymous said...

Well the fake refugees from Nigeria will rush to sweet talk a young girl and get her pregnant as soon as possible so in hope of receiving residence.
-MY VIEW-

Owakah I said...

HMMM

Angel Makiz said...

their problem......angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Recent Posts