january 2021

Why Syrian refugees now fear deportation from Germany | DW News

Germany is lifting an eight-year-long ban on deportations to Syria, creating a way to send people back to the devastated and dangerous country. Officials insist the decision will only affect a very small group of serious offenders including those who have carried out politically motivated crimes, like terrorist attacks, but that has done little to calm rights organisations and many in Berlin’s Syrian community. DW asks: what is driving their fears? what are the consequences of the decision? why it’s happening now?