The Gambia Refugees Association in Europe has lamented in a meeting with the 10-man Gambia government delegation that 4,000 asylum seekers applications by Gambian migrants in Germany have been rejected by the authorities.
Government sources disclosed that, the European tour undertaken by the delegation was meant to engage EU countries with large numbers of Gambian migrants on reaching a common ground regarding migration management.
The POINT wrote that, “We are to get first hand information from Gambian migrants on the immigration challenges they face with the authorities of those countries,” said a team member.
A meeting was held for the purpose of refugees to interact and share their problems, constraints and challenges with the Gambia government officials. The discussion revolved around ensuring the evading of mass deportations especially of Gambians where 16,000 Gambians have been registered with the group.
The hope was to get the delegation to be able to look into the situation the rejected asylum applicants are in and to be able to re-engage and negotiate with the EU officials and German authorities to give chance to the rejected refugees in Germany instead of deporting them.
There was a hope of finding a solution to the problem of deportation of Gambians in Germany.
The refugee council called on The Gambia government to find a solution to this deportation problem in order to help “the frustrated Gambian migrants who are almost losing their minds” over this issue.
Source: The Point