Austria plans ad campaign to deter Afghans from seeking asylum

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Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner attends a news conference during a meeting titled 'Managing Migration together' of Foreign and Interior Minister of the Balkan countries in Vienna, Austria, 24 February 2016.

Austria plans ad campaign to deter Afghans from seeking asylum


Austria has taken to advertising and social media campaigns in Afghanistan in order to discourage would-be migrants from making the journey.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, Austria is placing ads on Kabul buses and on television, as well as Facebook, to tell them not to expect a warm welcome.

In large red capital letters, Austria tells Afghans in its adverts: “No asylum in Austria” for economic reasons, adding that Vienna sets time limits for asylum, is increasing its deportations ...


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