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Helena Hahn, a migration analyst at the European Policy Centre, told Al Jazeera that the most recent asylum applications from Afghans are likely from those who left the country some time ago, and there would be a delay before the effects of this week’s events could be seen.
“This policy of containment and deterrence is very strong at the moment,” she said. “It is very hard for people to cross into Iran or to Turkey, there is a lot of resistance already. This will probably impact any kind of movement that we will see.”