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Europe fears waves of Afghan refugees

The current situation in Afghanistan affects European migration trends in two ways. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - While European governments remain fixated on evacuating their last remaining citizens and dependants from Afghanistan, a political debate is already bubbling on the continent about how Europe will cope with the anticipated wave of refugees from Afghanistan.

Several European Union member states are worried that the Taleban takeover would trigger a crisis like that of 2015, when over one million asylum seekers came to Europe in a matter of months.

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