Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 12, 2018 A German minister known for strong antimigrant rhetoric is under pressure to resign over the suicide of a failed Afghan asylum seeker after he was deported from Germany. Germany’s opposition parties called on Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to step down a day after Afghan authorities said a 23-year-old
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 11, 2018 The German Interior Ministry says one of the 69 Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany last week committed suicide on his return home. “We received confirmation from the Afghan authorities today morning that one of passengers on the repatriation flight was found dead in accommodation in Kabul,” the
Tolo News: Members of the minority Sikh community in Afghanistan said their numbers have dropped sharply in the country over the years and that in Helmand alone, there are now only four Sikhs left, from the original 85 families. Click here to read more (external link).
AP: A plane carrying the men from Munich to Kabul landed in the Afghan capital early Wednesday. It was one of the largest collective deportation flights yet organized by Germany, which has vowed to step up the removal of people who don’t have a right to remain in the country. Click here to read more (external
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 30, 2018 The Pakistani government says it has granted another extension to a deadline for the forced repatriation of some 2 million Afghan refugees. The prime minister’s office on June 30 said the federal cabinet decided “to grant an interim extension of three months to the registered refugees present in
Tolo News: Some of the returnees were deported by the Turkish authorities. Currently, there are 100,000 Afghans living in Turkey, according to Alima, deputy minister of refugees. Rights groups have criticized Turkey for deporting migrants back to conflict-torn countries, including Afghanistan, saying it was putting their lives at risk. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, said on Tuesday more than 300,000 Afghan refugees have returned home in the past five months. Addressing an event on the eve of World Refugee Day in Kabul, Balkhi said that since the beginning of 2018 more than 900 Afghan migrants have returned
OZY: More and more Afghan refugees — who fled their country for Pakistan during years of civil strife — are returning from an increasingly hostile host country. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 835,000 undocumented Afghans have returned since 2016, a period when international agencies have faced a greater strain on their
MOSCOW, June 15 (Sputnik) – The UK government on Friday announced changes to the immigration rules which stipulate a new form of leave for children in need, address the issue of Afghan military interpreters wishing to settle in the country and tackle demands of the healthcare sector and creative industries for new professionals and talents,
DW: A German appraisal that Afghanistan remains “volatile” has rekindled a row over whether to reject asylum-seekers. Bavarian CSU conservatives want more expulsions. Asylum advocates want returns fully stopped. Click here to read more (external link).