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EU countries expected to receive 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan next year – Nyheter (Ekot)

Refugees from Afghanistan at the border with Greece.

Listen: EU countries are expected to receive 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan next year

  • Sweden’s EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson estimates that the EU countries will receive another 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan in 2022.

  • Germany has already promised to receive 25,000, the Netherlands 3,000, France and Spain 2,500. So far, 22,000 Afghans have been granted protection in the EU following the Taliban’s takeover.

  • “The EU countries have really stood up quickly and shown solidarity with people in Afghanistan who are in urgent need of protection,” says Ylva Johansson.

Reference-sverigesradio.se

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