Credit: Claire Debuyser
Credit: Claire Debuyser

Last year, Afghans constituted the second biggest group of migrants in Europe, following Syrians. In October 2016, the European Union and Afghanistan signed an agreement to facilitate the return of Afghan migrants whose asylum applications had been rejected. Since then, several European countries have either resumed, or accelerated, their deportations to the Asian nation whose government has agreed to accept such returns in exchange for financial aid.

 

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