Dozens of Afghans Deported From Germany Arrive in Kabul

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017

The first group of failed asylum seekers from Afghanistan, deported from Germany following a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/03/eu-european-union-signs-deal-deport-unlimited-numbers-afghan-asylum-seekers-afghanistan" target="_blank">deal signed between the European Union (EU) and Afghanistan</a> in October, arrived in Kabul on December 15.

A charter plane transported the 38 deportees to the Afghan capital from Frankfurt, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-deportations-idUSKBN1440E3" target="_blank">Reuters reported</a>.

According to <a href="http://www.dw.com/en/mass-deportation-of-rejected-afghan-asylum-seekers-from-germany-imminent-report/a-36760373" target="_blank">Deutsche Welle</a>, more such failed asylum seekers would be deported in a series of flights, the next being scheduled for January. The deportations sparked several <a href="http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/hamburg/Demo-gegen-Abschiebungen-nach-Afghanistan,fluechtlinge6508.html" target="_blank">protests in Germany</a> in recent weeks.

Afghans comprise the second largest group of asylum seekers in Germany, after Syrians, according to <a href="http://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Downloads/Infothek/Statistik/Asyl/aktuelle-zahlen-zu-asyl-november-2016.pdf?__blob=publicationFile" target="_blank">German government data</a>.

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