Afghan President has “no sympathy” for migrants

Afghanistan's president has said that he has “no sympathy for migrants” who are fleeing the country due to war and a weak economy.

Ashraf Ghani called on his countrymen to return to the war-ravaged country to rebuild it, in an interview with the BBC published online Wednesday.

The flow of Afghans fleeing the country has increased sharply following the end of the NATO-led combat missions in Afghanistan, the increasing Taliban insurgency that plagued the country last year, and frustration with the current political elite.

At east 250,000 Afghans have fled the country in the past year, according to Minister for Refugees Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi

At least 40 per cent of Afghans who sought refuge in European countries last year will not be accepted, he told Parliament on Sunday.

Last update: Thu, 31/03/2016 - 12:42

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