Ahmad, Nadereh Hashemi and their six-year-old child Mohammad were deported from Norway in November 2014. They had lived there for four years and in Iran prior to that for approximately 10 years. None of their three children had ever been to Afghanistan before they boarded they plane. The two youngest were born in Norway but the government does not automatically grant citizenship to those born in the country.
The family of five is living in a room in the Chandawol area of Kabul, which is a largely ethnic Hazara neighbourhood. The room is approximately five by three metres square, with only a gas cooking stove for heating. Ahmad is trying to find construction work, but it’s difficult in the winter months. The rest of the family, - n including Nadereh who suffers from depression – stay at home, frightened to leave the house because of security concerns.
- Credits Andrew Quilty/IRIN
- Themes Migration Conflict
- Regions Asia Afghanistan