Security situation in Afghanistan

A number of EU countries have become increasingly restrictive in their policies towards Afghan asylum seekers, evidenced by a growing determination to deport them, despite ongoing security concerns and violence in the country. A report published by German ECRE member PRO ASYL now calls into question deportation policies of EU Member States. Also the SRC has recently published on this subject.

ECRE, Brussels, December 2015 – According to the latest quarterly statistics released by EUROSTAT, Afghan nationals make up the second largest group seeking asylum in Europe, with 56,700 first time applications, which includes a large number of unaccompanied and separated children. Although there is a high EU-wide rate of Afghans being granted international protection of 70 %, a number of EU countries have become increasingly restrictive in their policies towards Afghan asylum seekers, evidenced by a growing determination to deport them, despite ongoing security concerns and violence in the country.


The SRC Countries of Origin section has recently published two new Country Reports on Afghanistan (in French and German only):

  • Security Situation in Afghanistan – Update, Corinne Troxler, 13. September 2015
  • Security Situation in Herat, Alexandra Geiser, 25. August 2015

The situation in Afghanistan has also been picked out as a central theme in the November 2015 issue of the SRC Magazine «Planète Exil»:

  • Afghanistan: violence and misery increase (German / French)
  • Interview with Rohulla Ahmadi who fled from Afghanistan and now lives in Switzerland (German / French)