Austria: IntMin Leitner promotes campaign to deter Afghans from claiming asylum

Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner promoted Austria's new campaign to deter Afghans from coming to seek asylum in the country at the Home Office in Vienna on Tuesday.
The new campaign that is being funded by the Austrian government seeks to implement anti-migration advertisements across "five" of Afghanistan's biggest cities. According to Leitner, approximately one thousand websites will carry the message as well as television adverts and newspapers.
According to Leitner, the campaign is an "act of fairness" which seeks to inform the people of Afghanistan to stay in their country.
Austria received an estimated 90,000 asylum requests in 2015 with around a quarter of them being submitted by Afghans.
Austria's government has significantly changed its policy towards migrants and refugees in recent months. The Schengen agreement on open borders was 'temporarily cancelled' on January 19 and a strict monitoring system for asylum seekers was further implemented in order to deter migrants from coming to the country.

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