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50,000 Afghan refugees return home from Iran in past month

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation of Afghanistan has announced that around 50,000 Afghan refugees returned from Iran in the past month.

On Wednesday, the Ministry said on its social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, that these refugees came to the country through the Silk Road and Islam Qala border crossing.

According to the Ministry’s officials, 46,838 refugees returned via the Silk Road and 2,652 through the Islam Qala border crossing.

The Ministry said that 569 returnees have been introduced to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office for assistance.

According to the report, the trend of expulsion and return of Afghan refugees from Iran and Pakistan has recently increased.

The Ministry officials claimed that hundreds of Afghan migrants return from Iran daily, and in the past two years, this number has exceeded two million refugees.

Moreover, the Ministry has announced that over 800,000 Afghan refugees returned from Iran in the past year.

Following the Taliban’s resurgence, numerous migrants leave Afghanistan due to economic hardships, persecution, security risks, and discrimination.

As reported, approximately six million Afghan refugees are in Iran through legal channels and unauthorized means.

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