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Eide asks for a more humanitarian refugee policy

MEKK-member and professor Elisabeth Eide published a commentary about the lack of humanitiarianism in Norwegian refugee policy. The chronic was published in Bergens Tidende as a response to refugee Leila Bayat, who despite of pleading for asylum, was deported by the Norwegian government to Iran, where she received a penalty of 80 lashes by the Iranian government for a minor crime.

Eide has just recently completed an important work on refugees´use of mobile phones on their journey from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq to Norway. The project has also revealed the struggles and abuse refugees encounter through out their travels. Eide challenges the government to stop focusing solely on decreasing the numbers of refugees, but to also see the people and their destinies, and be willing to help people that come from countries in war.

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