Afghans Arriving in Germany Find the Welcome Is Wearing Thin

Afghans Arriving in Germany Find the Welcome Is Wearing Thin

"A growing sense that Afghanistan is slipping into greater chaos and will not stabilize anytime soon is driving rising numbers of Afghans to flee for Europe, hopeful that they will enjoy the same welcome given to Syrians and Iraqis seeking safety from war and terror. Aided by smugglers and worried that borders would soon close along the migrant trail through the Balkans, about 64,000 Afghans were registered entering Greece in October, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, second only to Syrians and more than double the 27,500 who were registered the month before."

 

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  • Smale, Alison and Rick Lyman. "Afghans Arriving in Germany Find the Welcome Is Wearing Thin". New York Times, November 10, 2015.
  • Asylum
  • Frontiers/Borders
  • Human rights
  • Illegal immigrant
  • Mobility/Immobility
  • Refugee