Iraqi Children to Be Sent Back
In two pathbreaking decisions the Swedish Migration Board has ruled that Iraqi children and families with children who fled their war-torn country can be sent back.
The Board explains its decision with the fact that the children’s essential needs of housing, food and water can be met in Iraq as of today. This ruling could affect the fate of some 1,500 Iraqi children who came on their own to Sweden since 2003. Until now Iraqi children were almost automatically granted asylum in Sweden with regard to the unstable security condition in their home country.