Ammar Hamou is a Senior Editor. Originally from East Ghouta outside the Syrian capital, Ammar studied journalism at Damascus University. He has participated in numerous journalism trainings in the US, Europe and Jordan, and has published in-depth research on the Syrian conflict.
If Syrian refugees who lose residency do not leave Denmark, they are forced to live indefinitely in return centers. Most affected are those who are not at risk of conscription in Syria: women and older men.
Syrian refugees in Denmark live in fear of losing their residency. While such a decision does not force them to return to Syria, Denmark’s policy to hold them in return centers pushes refugees to return voluntarily, despite the high risks they face.