In Brussels, 15 EU member states agreed to accept 40,000 Afghan refugees.
The basics in brief
- 15 EU countries agree to accept 40,000 Afghans.
- There have been a total of 85,000 refugees since the Taliban came to power.
40’000 Afghan refugees Find a home in 15 member states of the European Union. The countries agreed to accept in Brussels. “I think this is an impressive act of solidarity.” This is what EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said on Thursday after a meeting of EU interior ministers.
AFP has learned that Germany absorbs the majority of the population of 25,000 Afghans. The Netherlands wants to take in just over 3,000 Afghanis, Spain and France about 2,500, while other countries want to take in a smaller number. According to Johansson, the move should contribute to immigration control and prevent “irregular entry”. It is unclear when the people will be transferred.
85,000 refugees after seizing power
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had earlier asked the European Union to receive 42,500 Afghans over a period of five years. However, some of the 27 member states refused.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 85,000 Afghans after Taliban seize power They fled their homeland. Some of them lived in precarious conditions. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged Europe to accept half of them.
40,000 Afghans are part of a larger contingent of 60,000 people will be transferredBut not only Afghans. After the chaotic withdrawal of the US military in August, 24 EU countries have already taken in 28,000 refugees from Afghanistan.
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