Afghan refugees desperate to stay in Belgium

Many have sought refuge at a church in Brussels, as they plead with Belgian authorities to grant them residency permits.

    Hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers in Brussels are pleading with the Belgian authorities to grant them residency permits. They say Afghanistan is not safe enough for them to return.

    Many have sought refuge at a church in the capital. 

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Brussels.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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