Hassan was in Kirkuk when a bomb exploded in a nearby building. He was with some of his colleagues. They entered to see if they can help. A machinegun opened fire on them. His colleagues died. He now has 18 years and considers Romania his home.
How does Romania compare with other European countries on processing asylum requests? What are the challenges faced by refugees once they reach Romania? Who can bridge the link between them and the local communities?
What is the registration procedure for an asylum request? What kind of assistance is provided to asylum seekers? What was the answer of the Romanian authorities during the 2015 crisis and what is the plan for following period?
One brother escaped to Turkey, and two others to Lebanon, Mahmoud being the only one to reach Europe. He arrived in a camp in Greece, where he filled in some documents in order to continue his studies. Back home, he used to study English.
He left Afghanistan three months ago, threatened with death after he took his brother to a French military hospital. The family sold their house to pay the smugglers to bring him and his two brothers in France. They arrived, however, in Romania.