EU nations pledge resettlement for Afghan refugees

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson after a meeting with interior ministers announced that a group of 15 EU states have agreed to incorporate nearly 40,000 afghans for the purpose of resettlement. "And I think this is an impressive act of solidarity," Johansson said. She further added that if more Afghans migrate in a controlled way, it would help prevent "irregular arrivals".