Published on 19 Apr 2016 Sections ,

Afghanistan to Europe: a journey of no hope?

Asia Correspondent

Forty per cent of Afghan civilians say they’d leave the country if they could – fleeing persecution, war and deprivation in greater numbers now than at any time since the Taliban were ousted. But, unlike Syrians and Iraqis, the European Union classes most as economic migrants.

Our Asia Correspondent, Jonathan Miller, has been to Herat in western Afghanistan, close to the border with Iran, where most begin their journey west, towards Europe. And a warning: his report does contain some distressing images.

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