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Yemeni family struggles to stay in Norway

Thousands of rejected asylum seekers have been deported, including hundreds of children, but many are refusing to go

Rajab Amis - Information Officer for Hero Norge

Rajab Amis – Information Officer for Hero Norge

Stavanger, Norway - Twenty-nine-year-old Malk Sultan al-Jabiri, a policeman in his native Yemen, fled his country in 2007 during a rebellion by the Houthis, a Shia rebel group.

He made it to Norway and applied for asylum, and has continued to live there for the past eight years. For the first four years, he had a good life in Sandnes, a city in southwestern Norway. Shortly after his arrival, he met a Yemeni woman whom he married. He found a good job and rented an apartment for him and his family.

But in 2011, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) rejected his asylum application.

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