Afghans in Germany

Today, please join us in praying for Afghans living in Germany.

In 2001, Migration News wrote that there were 80,000 Afghans in Germany (20,000 in Hamburg). There are many articles from 2005-2009 discussing the deportation and repatriation of Afghans in Germany, such as:

Living in Fear of Deportation

Afghan Refugees Live Precariously in Germany

Germany Begins Deportation of Afghan Refugees

This article on teenagers fleeing to Europe, states that in 2009 the number of asylum seekers from Afghanistan (primarily teenage boys)  in Germany doubled.

According to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in 2010 there were approximately 90,000 people of Afghan origin living in Germany. Some articles show this number as exceeding 100,000.

-photo by MacMan-

Many EU countries had been sending Afghan refugees back to Greece, where nearly 50,000 applications for asylum were waiting to be processed. An article by Hazara People and an article by Deutsche-Welle shows that at least 6 countries (including Germany) have stopped sending refugees back to Greece.

Pray that Afghans living in Germany will meet followers of Jesus who will show them the love and compassion of Christ. Pray for their well-being. Pray for these young people who have come a long way from home and left family to find surrogate family and friends. Pray that they will not fall into harm.

Lady of Prayer

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