West tries to take in Afghans but may find itself turning them away

More of the distressed population want to leave, and few countries will want them

26 August 2021 - 19:34 By Peter Apps

As G7 leaders discussed ways to get as many people as possible out of Afghanistan this week, the EU and Nato nations most likely to receive Afghans – Greece and Turkey – were building border walls to keep them out.

Heart-rending scenes at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport have grabbed headlines, but in some ways they mask a bigger picture. Those thronging to the airport in the hope of evacuation having worked with Western forces may be the most at risk, but those with a credible chance of getting foreign residency are in some respects the lucky ones...

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