EU’s secret ultimatum to Afghanistan: accept 80,000 deportees or lose aid

When international donors and the Afghan government convene in Brussels next week, the EU secretly plans to threaten Afghanistan with a reduction in aid if the war-torn country does not accept at least 80,000 deported asylum seekers.

According to a leaked restricted memo (pdf), the EU will make some of its aid “migration sensitive”, even while acknowledging that security in Afghanistan is worsening.

Here’s a better idea. Cut off all aid to Afghanistan and airdrop them in.