Don't call relocated Afghans migrants, they're 'exiled': EU

"Don't call them migrants, they are exiled people," Borrell said via video conference.

Borrell branded developments in Afghanistan "a catastrophe" and said there had been a failure of intelligence to anticipate the Taliban's rapid return to power.

He stressed Europe's "moral duty" to rescue as many Afghans as possible who had worked for the EU in Afghanistan, but said it would not be possible to get them all out.

The 2015 migrant crisis saw huge influxes of people fleeing the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, but it also included large numbers of people attempting to escape poverty and other economic problems in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

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