Youth as Refugees website has been made together with young people from Afghanistan, Congo and Somalia, who seek asylum from Finland. The site tells the story of the homelessness of young refugees, their lives in refugee reception centers and attempts at integration into a foreign society. The same questions about the right for an education and a life in the community as an equal with other young people rise over and over again.
Videos, which are shown on the site, are an opportunity for the young refugees to get their voices heard outside the refugee reception centers. Some of the youth have escaped conflicts in their homeland, some have had to flee their countries as a result of the War on Terror. Even though Finland is in Afghanistan as a part of NATO military operation, there is no agreement in Finland over its role in the war, or even if Finland is at war. Meanwhile, young people fleeing from the war in Afghanistan have to wait for an unreasonably long time for the asylum decisions made by the Finnish authorities. They are secluded in facilities, which are mostly located in the countryside outside cities.