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Fifteen member states of the European Union have agreed to receive some 40,000 people in need from Afghanistan.


That said, European Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson on Thursday after a meeting of European interior ministers.

In recent months – after the Taliban took power – member states have already evacuated 28,000 people from the country, according to the European Commission. The 40,000 are on top of that.

This is clarified in a letter to the interior ministers, which the German news agency dpa was able to view. For example, it concerns exactly 38,146 people, and Germany takes in the majority, a group of 25,000.

The letter refers to 60,000 admissions places in 2021 and 2022. About two-thirds of the places will go to Afghans. Europe partly finances the shelter.

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