When Bulgaria opened its borders to refugees, many people welcomed the change.
“I had the best time of my life, I love my new country, I am happy with it and it is a big step forward for the country,” said Efrem Nukhov, who was born in Bulgaria and now lives in Turkey.
However, for many, the change was not a pleasant one.
“It is a bit painful to be a Bulgarian and the first person who had to leave,” said Nukov.
He told News24 that the biggest problem he faced was that he was not allowed to leave the country without permission.
He was only able to travel to his native Bulgaria, where he works in a factory.
The issue was further complicated when he was detained at the Bulgarian border and later deported to Turkey.
Nukkov said he felt like his life had been turned upside down.
“They said they are looking for someone who had been in Bulgaria for five years.
The last thing I wanted to do was come to Turkey,” he said.
Nukuhov has been living in Turkey for over a year now.
He has been working in an electronics factory and has been unable to leave Bulgaria since March.
He said he was scared to go back home.
He is now considering getting married to his Bulgarian wife.
However he is not entirely sure if he will be able to return home.
“You can imagine what would happen if we were to leave.
What would we do?
We don’t know how the country would change after the refugees are gone,” Nukovsky said.
“There is a lot of fear, there is not enough time to prepare for the change.”
The problem of the Bulgarian Government’s handling of refugees was highlighted recently when an international committee decided to open the country’s borders to the world, a decision that many Bulgarians are not happy with.
The committee, which includes representatives from the EU, United Nations, World Health Organization, UNHCR and other humanitarian organizations, concluded in its report that the Bulgarian government did not follow the rule of law and did not respect international conventions.
It recommended that the country adopt a “common asylum procedure” and establish a process to help refugees integrate into Bulgarian society.
In a statement on its website, the Committee on the Rights of the Child said the Bulgarian parliament’s decision to open Bulgaria’s borders was “unacceptable.”
“The committee recommends that the authorities take immediate steps to ensure the well-being of refugees and return them to Bulgaria,” the statement said.
The Committee on Refugees (CHR) was founded in 1990, and is the first international non-governmental organization that advocates for refugees.
The organisation is based in the United Kingdom and operates 24/7.
In 2014, it received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
According to its website it has helped refugees from Somalia, Burma, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe to “become independent and prosperous individuals”.
A spokesperson for the UK-based charity said the organisation was “very happy” with the decision to support the Bulgarian Refugee Development Programme.
“We welcome the decision by the Bulgarian authorities and the decision of the UN refugee agency to open Bulgarian borders to international resettlement,” he told News25.
“As long as refugees have access to a safe, secure and democratic life in their new country of residence, they will be welcome to contribute in their country of asylum and to be part of the global community.”
The Bulgarian Refugee Integration Programme aims to provide refugees with “basic needs”, including food, clothing, education and healthcare, to enable them to adapt to life in a new country.
The programme aims to help at least 50,000 refugees from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia who have been living as refugees in Bulgaria.
The program is aimed at providing refugees with financial, housing and other assistance, and to help them settle into Bulgarian life.
The UNHCR also works closely with the Bulgarian refugee development programme.
The organization has also helped over 4,000 people who have arrived in the country since January 2016.
The Bulgarian government also plans to open a camp for refugees in Istanbul, and open a centre in the southern Bulgarian city of Krasnodar to receive the refugees.