Chechen family with a reject letter

Chechen family with grandparents’ pictures

France Terre d’Asile

domiciliation office in Paris

Chechen family waiting the decision on their asylum request

Zone de Texte: The Unfinished War-Chechen refugees in France                                       More images on Chechen refugees
- For security reasons, the faces of adult asylum seekers have not been photographed -
  In 2005, more of 2500 new request of asylum from the Russian federation (95% are from Chechnya) have been made in France.  
The two wars of 1994-1996 and 1999-to present between Russia and Chechnya, in Northern Caucasus, the fight for independence, has had catastrophic consequences for the rebellious republic. Over 250 thousand people, mostly women and children, have been killed by Russian soldiers, and 350 thousand citizens have been forced to abandon their houses. In spite of the President Putin’s reassurance that the war is over and his call for Chechens to return home and rebuild their cities, great numbers of Chechens still leave their country in search of safety and peace…
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Chechen family in Paris

Chechen refugees family in Paris

Out of date food to survive in Paris

Chechen family during Christmas days in Paris receiving food from NGOs

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