16 Mar 2021

Denmark offers Syrian refugees money to return home or be put in a deportation centre 

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Denmark was the first country to sign the UN Refugee Convention in 1951, but it has now become the first European nation to tell Syrian refugees that they must return home.

The Scandinavian country has declared Damascus and its surrounding areas safe, stripping nearly 100 Syrian refugees of their residencies and putting hundreds more in danger of being sent back.

Syrian women appear to be being particularly targeted, with many fearing for their lives if forced to return.