Ramazan's story

Ramazan, his wife and children have not been united as a family for four years. At the moment, he is waiting for a decision in the Danish asylum system.

Meet Ramazan (b. 1975) from Kabul, Afghanistan. 


Ramazan, his wife and children have not been united as a family for four years. At the moment, he is waiting for a decision in the Danish asylum system.

Ramazan worked and lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, but was accused of treachery by the Taliban. They put him in jail and when he was released, he fled the country with his now 85-year-old father, Ghulam. 

Their goal was to reach Sweden, where Ramazan’s wife and three children of age 7, 8 and 18 have been granted a residence permit. Ramazan’s oldest son had a couple of years earlier managed to flee to Sweden and apply for family reunification with his mother and two other siblings. 

Ramazan did not have the opportunity to leave Afghanistan at that time.


On the train headed to Sweden Ramazan and his father were discovered by the Danish authorities and were forced to have their fingerprints registered in Denmark. According to European law, they therefore must apply for asylum in Denmark. 


Since May 2016 they have lived at asylum centers in Denmark. At the moment they live at the asylum center ‘Slottet’ and are still waiting for an answer on their application for asylum.



Photo by Martin Thaulow, Copyright © Refugee.Today/Good people.

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