To curb irregular immigration, 15 EU countries will resettle Afghan refugees

According to Khaama Press, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson stated that 15 EU member countries have decided to absorb 40,000 Afghan refugees.

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To curb irregular immigration, 15 EU countries will resettle Afghan refugees

On Thursday, fifteen European Union (EU) countries agreed to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees in order to avoid illegal immigration of these people.

According to Khaama Press, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson stated that 15 EU member countries have decided to absorb 40,000 Afghan refugees.

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After meeting with the countries ‘interior ministries, Johansson stated that the countries’ unity is amazing and that the more controlled approach of resettling Afghans will prevent irregular immigration of these people.

As per data, Germany will house 25,000 Afghans, the Netherlands 3,159, Spain and France 2,500 each, and the remainder in smaller numbers, according to Khaama Press.

It comes after tens of thousands of Afghans, especially adolescents, took perilous routes to Europe via Iran and Turkey, often resulting in the deaths of these asylum seekers.

According to Khaama Press, an estimated 85,000 Afghans have moved closer to European borders, and a similar number are waiting to find a way out of the country following the Taliban’s takeover on 15 August.

Previously, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked the EU to admit 42,500 Afghans over a five-year period, but the countries refused.

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To curb irregular immigration, 15 EU countries will resettle Afghan refugees
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According to Khaama Press, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson stated that 15 EU member countries have decided to absorb 40,000 Afghan refugees.
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