Thousands of failed asylum seekers to be returned to Afghanistan after it signed an EU deal to take back its migrants
- A new terminal will be built at Kabul airport to handle at least 80,000 people who will start being deported immediately
- The EU is expected to pledge £888million to support an agreement to readmit Afghan citizens returning
- The EU will be able to forcibly send back those who ignore requests to leave
- Tony Bunyan, director of Statewatch, said there is ‘no way’ Afghanistan is safe to return to
By John Stevens for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:04, 4 October 2016
Tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers will be sent back to Afghanistan after it signed a deal with the EU to take back an unlimited number of its migrants.
A new terminal will be built at Kabul airport to handle at least 80,000 people who will start being deported on flights immediately.
Afghanistan signed the agreement to readmit any Afghan citizen not granted asylum in Europe ahead of an aid summit tomorrow in Brussels where the EU is set to pledge 1billion euros (£888million) a year in support.