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Afghan migrants stuck in the Balkans resist going home

21 Oct

They have come a long way, spent most of their money on smugglers and camped out in the open for weeks.

For Afghan migrants stranded in the Balkans there is no turning back, even as the most likely prospect many of them face in the European Union could be deportation back to their country.

Thousands of young Afghan men in Serbia and elsewhere in the region are determined to reach wealthy EU nations, despite closed borders and an agreement between their government and the EU that will more easily send home Afghan citizens who have been rejected for asylum.

Aid groups have sharply criticized “The Joint Way Forward” declaration, which was agreed upon only days ahead of an international donors’ conference Wednesday for Afghanistan that pledged $15.2 billion for the beleaguered country.

Source: Afghan migrants stuck in the Balkans resist going home

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Posted by on October 21, 2016 in Asia, Reportages

 

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