Hundreds of Sudanese asylum seekers deported from Jordan

Hundreds of Sudanese asylum seekers were deported from Jordan on Friday, most of them from Darfur where war, poverty and abuse drove them to flee.

 

Authorities in Jordan deported the asylum seekers after they camped out in front of the United Nations refugee agency building in Amman demanding better living conditions, an acceleration of the resettlement process and more aid.

 

Thirty five hundred Sudanese have previously registered with the agency and had international protection but on Wednesday, the police rounded up at least eight hundred Sudanese refugees and told them to board buses that were headed to the Queen Alia International Airport.

 

Government officials confirmed on Friday that deportations were underway.

 

Image credit: Human Rights Watch

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