Afghan Asylum seekers in Belgium need urgent help …

About 200 Afghan refugees occupy a former refugee center to protest the harsh asylum procedures of Maggie De Block. Most have worked and lived for many years in Belgium. Now their asylum is refused they are being sent back.

These Afghans are desperate. They have tried to build up a new live, working with an ‘orange card’ and doing language courses. Most of them speak fluently Dutch and/or French (the official languages in Belgium) and many have children that went to school here all their life. They want to say to Minister of Asylum Maggie de Block, and to the rest of Europe, that it just isn’t safe in Afghanistan, and that families with children should have the right to stay and live here.

All the asylum seekers have nothing to survive on and they need urgent help for survival. some of the things are listed below with contact info so that people can access them and help the asylum seekers from starving ..

(1) The most urgent, these are the activities for children: the game/drawing sessions, animations, school (if possible in Dutch) activities. Contact Camille: / 0486891214

(2) Food: it is currently not possible to cook in the building. You can wear your donations directly to rue du Trône:

-prepared dishes (roasted chickens etc)
-bread (ask your Baker to give you its unsold!)
-cheese etc…

(3) A support Committee will meet for the first time Monday, September 16 at 6.30 p.m. at 127 Street from the throne. Contact: Oscar (0496 40 33 09). Come / its!

(4) If you are a physician or if you know of doctors willing to help, please contact Oscar


About Abdul Ghafoor

Abdul Ghafoor is a refugee rights activist and blogger stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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