Syrian refugee Mohamad Sahid Alali wants to give back his Swedish residence permit and return to Syria again. But he gets no help from the authorities to return – instead, Mohamad and his daughters have to stay in Sweden, SVT news reports.
Mohamad Sahid Alali flydde från Syrien 2015. Nu vill han återvända, men har inte råd med pass och biljetter. Återvändarbidrag kan han få först när han är på plats.https://t.co/DqXhaZBeA7 pic.twitter.com/MnCaQrL0Ee
— SVT Nyheter Dalarna (@svtdalarna) June 12, 2018
“I want to return this! I want to go back to Syria,” says Mohamad and he shows his permanent residence permit to SVT.
Mohamad left his pregnant wife in Syria when he left the country with his two daughters. He came to Sweden in 2015 and lives on benefits.
But four months ago, he received a phone call from his wife, whom he thought was dead. She stated that she lives and is well and that Mohamad now has a six-year-old son in Syria waiting for him.
“I’m looking for my sisters and my dad,” said the boy in a telephone chat, according to SVT.
Mohamad Sahid Alali judges that it is safe to move home to the Syrian city of Homs, where the war has been over for a long time. But he and the daughters get no help to return, neither by the Migration Board nor the municipality.
The Migration Board makes its own assessment that Syria is “too dangerous” to go home, so the government does not grant any travel allowances to return there, according to SVT News.
Instead, the authorities continue to pay social benefits to Mohamad and his daughters to ‘establish a life’ in Sweden.