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Afghan Emigration to Europe Seen as Setback

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Voice of America, 29 December 2015

Two quotes of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the Afghan refugee problem:

Many emigrants gamble their hard-earned savings, sell off their properties or borrow money to pay human traffickers, according to Thomas Ruttig, a senior researcher at Kabul-based research institution Afghanistan Analysts Network. (…)

“The high number of Afghans becoming refugees is definitely worrying and represents a brain drain, but also reflects a drain of confidence in the current government and its ability to successfully tackle the multiple crises Afghanistan is facing,” Ruttig said.