Germany Planning To Cap Admission Numbers Of Afghan Refugees

The German Ministry of Interior on Friday revealed a plan to cap the admission numbers of refugees from Afghanistan.

According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Germany is planning solely to admit no more than 5,000 Afghans per year through SchengenVisaInfo.com.

“The German authorities want to keep relocating programs functional and consider bringing Afghans gradually per year,” Spiegel reported.

Info Migrants criticized Germany for its new program to restrict the number of Afghan refugees and those admitted to Germany each year have not been well-received.

“Over 10,000 Afghans who were granted admission by the German authorities are still in Afghanistan and are at great risk,” according to  Info Migrants.

The German Ministry of Interior said that as many as 18,800 Afghans have been granted admission to entry to Germany since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August.

Previously, it was reported that German authorities told Afghan refugees to leave the camp and shelters in order to make space for those refugees arriving from Ukraine. 

On April 28, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghanistan Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation called on the government of Germany to provide more facilities to Afghan refugees.

“Germany is one nation among many that has kindly given refuge to Afghans fleeing conflict over the years. With the unfolding crisis in Europe, governments are asked to do more. I ask our German friends to find solutions that address all basic needs of refugees, including Afghans,” Abdullah said in a tweet.


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