The Letter

By Morten Lau-Nielsen & Anne Bæk

Abdi plays handball and dreams of becoming a professional handball player when he grows up. He plays with his friends and is happy to go to school in Viborg.
However, he has more worries than his schoolmates, as the past in Somalia still haunts. It does not get better when there is an unexpected letter from the Immigration Service. Abdi and his family are one of several hundred families in Denmark which has been re-examined their residence permit, after a new report concluded that Somalia has become more secure. Several NGOs, however, point to the opposite. Weekly civilians are killed by targeted attacks. The assessment is based on a report prepared on the basis of Danish officials one-day visit to Mogadishu airport.