AFGHANISTAN: Voices of Afghan Children - A study on asylum-seeking children in Sweden

Over a period of four months, a total of 42 unaccompanied children from Afghanistan who had sought asylum in Sweden were interviewed on why they left Afghanistan and how they came to Sweden.

The study aims to increase knowledge of and understanding about the problems facing Afghan unaccompanied children in countries of origin, transit and destination, as well as of “onward movers”, mainly from Iran and Pakistan, and the conditions upon arrival in Sweden.

It is hoped that the assessment will shed light on some of the problems and risks faced by unaccompanied children on the move in order to better meet their needs and identify possible solutions to their problems.

Moreover, the study describes the conditions in the country of origin and reasons for departure, travel routes and the situation in transit countries and the reception conditions upon arrival in Sweden.

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