This young Afghan is unhappy with Europe and wants to return to Afghanistan. But he says there is no way he can go back now.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
From the accompanying article in Die Welt, also translated by Nash Montana:
Young Afghan Totally Disappointed by Europe
Multiple problems, cold temperatures, he’d like to go back: Haschmat, 28, warns his Afghan compatriots of the dream destination Europe. His flight was the biggest mistake of his life.
The biggest mistake of his life: An Afghan refugee, apprehended at the border between Slovenia and Austria, has drastic words about his flight. He did not Europe expect to be this way, he explains to the Reuters video reporter. Haschmat, 28, now warns his fellow countrymen not even to begin the same voyage.
“Europe has so many problems. It’s too cold here, and nobody cares about us — especially families that come with small children; it is dramatic.” He would like to go home.
“We have to go on”, he says, “There is no way back. We have already crossed seven or eight borders.” Haschmat made it all the way to Sentji, few meters away from the Austrian border.
Meanwhile in Germany, hundred thousands of refugees and migrants have arrived in this year alone. After Syrians, Afghans are the second largest group of people that made the journey to Europe.
Should Haschmat continue his voyage to Germany, he will most likely be sent back. In the past week, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière criticized the fact that that among the Afghans that arrive in Germany, more and more people come from stable regions.
Many have to expect deportation
Many of these people will have to go back. How many is not clear yet. Afghan Refugee Minister Hossain Alemi Balchi was not happy about Germany’s decision to send Afghans back to Afghanistan. He says the problems from which people flee are not being eliminated by this action.
Afghanistan has agreed to take all Afghan citizens who are being deported from Germany. As a signatory of the Geneva Convention it is the country’s duty to take back all citizens whose petition for asylum has been rejected, says the deputy Afghan speaker for the President, Safar Haschemi.
Therefore a reintegration program that had been provided for voluntary returnees will now be expanded to incude deported refugees. President Aschraf Ghani and Chancellor Merkel had recently discussed this issue.
120,000 Afghans are thought to have left the country. According to records from the International Organisation for Migration, 76,000 of them traveled to Europe.
|0:02||Europe is very problematic. There are many problems.|
|0:06||Especially for those that come here with family, small children.|
|0:09||Here it is so cold, and nobody cares about us.|
|0:12||And now we want to go, to move, go, we want to go; there is no way back.|
|0:17||We already have crossed seven or eight borders.|
|0:21||There is no way to go back.