The readmission agreement concluded on the 5th October between Afghanistan and the European Union (see here and there) aimed to systematize and facilitate deportations to Afghanistan. Its implementation has started with a charter from Germany (34 expelled), and another joint charter between Norway and Sweden (22 people). Germany plans to deport 12,500 people to Afghanistan. These three countries experienced a large number of arrivals of Afghan exiles in 2015, but the deported people had sometimes spent several years there.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/dec/15/first-wave-afghans-expelled-eu-states-contentious-migration-deal-germany-sweden-norway

The deportation policy put in place by the French government,is made up of difficulties in accessing the asylum procedure and access to protection for minors, means that fewer people choose it as a destination. On the other hand, there has been a sharp increase in the number of Afghans on the British border (remembering that we are talking about a relatively small number of people, a few thousand). It is therefore important to be vigilant to the possible use of the facilition that  the agreement for deportations from France will offer.

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Miniature of Kamaleddin Behzad (between 1450 – and 1535), born in Herat (present Afghanistan).

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