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Continued forced deportation of Afghan migrants from Iran

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

Following the trend of deporting Afghan migrants from neighboring countries, the Ministry of Refugees and Migration recently announced the expulsion of over a thousand Afghan migrants from Iran.

The ministry stated in a press release on Sunday, March 31st, that one thousand five hundred twenty-one Afghan migrants entered the country.

According to the ministry, these migrants entered the country after being deported through the Islam Qaleh border crossing in Herat province.

The Ministry has clarified that the migrants include both singles and families. Additionally, it was added by the Ministry of Migrants that thirty-four unaccompanied children have been referred to the WARCHILD organization for the identification of their families.

This expulsion of Afghan migrants from Iran comes amidst a significant increase in the deportation of Afghan migrants from neighboring countries, especially Iran and Pakistan, in recent months.

As Afghanistan grapples with the aftermath of conflict and instability, Afghan women and children face dire circumstances, including widespread malnutrition. It’s estimated that around 1.2 million women and over 3 million children suffer from malnourishment across the country. The situation is particularly alarming in rural areas with limited access to adequate food and healthcare. Lack of proper nutrition not only affects physical health but also hinders cognitive development and overall well-being, perpetuating a cycle of poverty and deprivation.

The plight of Afghan women and children is exacerbated by the ongoing humanitarian crisis, with many families displaced internally or seeking refuge in neighboring countries.

Many returnees face challenging circumstances upon returning to Afghanistan, including shortages of food, limited access to medical care, clean water, and employment opportunities. These difficulties are compounded by the severe humanitarian crisis gripping the country.

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