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For Immediate Release

Press Release

Europe Sweeps Aside Its International Responsibility to Afghans

WASHINGTON -

European home affairs ministers will meet today to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.  

Ahead of this meeting, Erin McKay, European Migration Campaign Manager, said:   

“European governments are washing their hands of their international obligation to offer refuge to those seeking safety and pushing it on to other countries. While support for countries neighbouring Afghanistan is much needed, European countries cannot hold Afghans at an arm's length, but rather should lead efforts to welcome those who are fleeing for their lives. EU countries must dramatically increase their commitments to resettle refugees and welcome those who reach Europe seeking safety. Afghans already in Europe must be able to claim asylum, rebuild their lives and not face the fear of returns.”  

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