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Half of Afghan refugees in Germany may be deported

Half of Afghan refugees in Germany may be deported

Sep 11, 2016 - 12:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Berlin may deport half of the 79,449 Afghans who have applied for asylum in Germany, a German media outlet reports.

Around 40,000 Afghans, including the refugees who are willing to return voluntarily, could be sent back to their homeland as part of a bilateral arrangement.

Bild magazine reported the migrants whose asylum applications have been rejected three times on the trot would also be repatriated.

Womeninfo-icon and children may be exempted from repatriation under the plan, whose timescale is not known yet. Most migrants would be flown to Afghanistaninfo-icon on charter flights

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been under fire for her 'open door' policy for refugees after one million people sought asylum in the country last year.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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