W.Because of the dramatic deterioration in the security situation in Afghanistan, Germany is no longer deporting rejected asylum seekers there. “Due to the current developments in the security situation, the Federal Interior Minister decided to suspend deportations to Afghanistan for the time being,” said a spokesman for the Federal Interior Ministry on Wednesday of the German Press Agency in Berlin. A deportation of six Afghans that was postponed last week will initially not be made up for.
The security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated dramatically since the decision to withdraw international troops from Afghanistan in mid-April. The Taliban have now regained control of nine provincial capitals.
The EU ambassadors represented in Kabul had only spoken out in favor of stopping deportations on Tuesday. 26 organizations, including Amnesty International, Pro Asyl, Caritas and Diakonie, also pleaded for it in a joint statement.
The Federal Foreign Office is currently preparing a new asylum situation report for Afghanistan, which is usually the main basis for decisions about deportations. However, this report is not yet available. More than a thousand migrants have been returned to Afghanistan since 2016, mostly criminals.