Saturday, 21 November 2015 20:01
Afghan migrants revealed on Saturday that foreign nationals – particularly Iranian and Pakistani citizens – are registering themselves as Afghan, Iraqi or Syrian on their asylum application forms at refugee camps.
This new development comes close on the heels of a decision by a number of European countries recently to only accept refugees from countries at war.
“On route I saw several Iranian nationals registering their names as Afghan citizens and also Pakistani and Nepalese refugees were registering their names as Iraqi and Syrian citizens,” Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Khalid said.
“For the last two day the Serbian authorities they decided to have this new regulation that on the war affected countries can pass and these are the Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis, they are allowed to pass from the border and the same is also applied in the Greece Macedonia border,” a UNHRC official Sida Kazoku said.
Last week Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani told members of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) that over the past year, 146,000 Afghans fled to Europe seeking asylum. Over 80,000 of them went to Germany alone.
According to reports, the documents of almost 47 percent of Afghan refugees in Germany have not yet been processed by the government.