Failed Afghan asylum seekers in Germany could be ferried back to Afghanistan beginning next week, according to reports in the German media. Deportations to the country were paused following a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul last month.
A regional leader of Germany’s right-wing AfD (Alternative for Germany) party remains unmoved and has reiterated his ‘Germany for Germans’ call, previously leaked from a party chat, local media report.
More than 2,500 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past 48 hours while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in “flimsy dinghies,” the UN refugee agency has said. At least eight people have died and dozens are feared missing.
German men are profiting off migrants by falsely claiming to be the fathers of refugee children in exchange for cash, prosecutors say. The scheme allows for migrant children to become citizens and for their mothers to stay in Germany.
Nearly 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coasts of Italy and Libya this week, as the leaders of G7 gathered for a summit coincidentally held in Sicily. And at least 54 people have drowned in the Mediterranean since Tuesday.