New podcast series about rejected and detained asylum seekers

Limbo is a podcast on awaiting and rejected asylum-seekers in Denmark and the conditions under which they live. The past five months I have gathered stories on rejected or awaiting asylum-seekers who are stalled awaiting their date of departure or asylum centres up till five years or more.

The overall aim of this podcast is to inform about the asylum-procedures in Denmark and to provide alternative documentation for a human rights issue in Denmark, which is often neglected by mainstream media and politicians. The podcast is produced by Klara Nordahl. She says about the podcast:

“Through this podcast, I want to stress that this group of people; families, individuals and children who are not granted asylum or recognised are still controlled and governed by the very same system that rejected them. I want to emphasise this as a paradox as well as a human rights issue, that Denmark, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, spends our taxes to make the lives of people who sought protection in Denmark in the first place, unbearable, for an unlimited period.”

The podcast consists of four episodes, which will be launched each Tuesday from this day.

It includes a historical backtracking of how Denmark has treated rejected asylum seekers priory and how rejected or awaiting asylum-seekers are treated to this day and other perspectives on migration. It also includes personal stories, which are diverse and you will learn that their reasoning for seeking asylum are likewise.

“With these personal stories, I also hope to show that asylum-seekers or refugees are not a homogenous group, but at the same time how they all share the limbo condition,” Klara Nordahl says.

Listen to the podcast here:

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