Refugee children

UNICEF wants legal changes

The Swedish branch of the United Nations children's fund, UNICEF, is calling for a change in the Swedish law regarding young asylum seekers.

This comes after the Swedish Radio News report that a psychologically-disturbed mother and her two children are to be sent back to Uzbekistan - even though the mother has threatened to kill her two sons who are two and four years old.

In a letter written to the Swedish government, the organization says refugee children should be given the same treatment and protection as other children in Sweden. It adds that the migration authorities pay too little attention to medical conditions regarding refugees.

In another refugee story, a young Kurdish woman is appealing to the migration court over the decision to send her back home - even though her father threatens to kill her for what he calls her dishonouring of the family's traditions.