Brain drain blamed on improper govt policies
KABUL (Pajhwok): A research by “White Movement” group reveals more than 78,000 Afghans have applied for asylum in Turkey and European countries this year compared to 53,000 applications in 2014.
The research conducted between January and July this year shows more than 380,000 people have entered Europe from Afghanistan and Middle Eastern countries.
The White Movement organization launched the research at a gathering titled “No to illegal migrations,” in capital Kabul on Thursday.
Khalid Ramezi, the movement’s head, said insecurity, lack of employment and lack of proper management and policies by the government forced the youth to migrate illegally to other countries.
“Afghans who are granted asylum in other countries live in a dire condition. Their inhumane treatment by some European counties is human rights violation,” he added.
Ramezi urged the unity government to provide employment opportunities to the Afghan youth in order to prevent the brain drain.
Nasrullah Stanikzai, Kabul University professor, said migrations took place for several reasons that included deteriorating political situations, poverty and natural disasters.
“People living in a country should have psychological, physical and economical security. Unfortunately in our country we have none of them. The government should find ways out,” he added.
Lawmaker Fawzia Kofi said: “today academics, scholars and even journalists are leaving the country. Their replacement will take a long time.”
She urged the government to pay utmost attention to ensuring citizens’ security that was a major reason for migrations.
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