A Dutch photographer displayed 50 photos in downtown Kabul on Friday to show the challenges faced by Afghans who illegally migrate to European countries.
Joel Beete said he wants to raise public awareness on illegal immigrations and the problems they would face if they take such a dangerous journey.
“I was in Serbia last winter. For example where around two thousand Afghan refugees ..sleeping for months in a warehouse in freezing temperatures of minus five. And they were bringing woods and they were burning it and there was lots of smokes and everybody got sick,” said Beet.
Meanwhile, Artlords founder Omid Sharifi said people who will decide to leave the country and illegally migrate to foreign nations will realize the difficulties of such journeys by seeing these pictures.
“All the photos were published in London and transferred to Kabul to show the experiences of illegal migrations of Afghans,” said Sharifi.
The photos show the youths drowning, being assaulted and detained by border police of the western countries.
“These photos have their effects. Because everyone should know that illegal migrations have numerous challenges,” Ahmadullah, a driver said.
“If government do not have plans, then people have to go to other countries,” Hekmatullah, a resident of Kabul said.
Statistics show that at least 300,000 Afghan have left the country during the past three years due to insecurity and unemployment. Dozens of them have lost their lives on the way to European countries.