Iran deports thousands of Afghans who fled the Taliban and poverty

by Aamaj News

The Wall Street Journal reported that Iran deports thousands of Afghan refugees who have fled the Taliban and poverty.

“People are simply being dumped on the border” by Iranian authorities, a United Nations official said. “The percentage of deportations is rising dramatically since the takeover by the Taliban,” the official said to the Wall Street Journal.

According to the report of International Organization for Migration about half a million Afghans who had entered Iran illegally after Taliban’s domination, have been deported from Iran, among them 360 thousand people deported and 126 thousand willingly came back to the country.

In the report they have also interviewd a number of returnees who are increasingly disappointed.

After Taliban’s domination a large number of Afghans have left the country to go to Iran and Pakistan.


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