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Iran and Pakistan deport nearly 3,000 Afghan migrants

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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 Repatriations of Afghanistan reports that nearly three thousand Afghan migrants have been deported from Iran and Pakistan to their own country.

The ministry said on Thursday, May 16, that a total of 2,621 Afghan migrants from Iran and 370 Afghan migrants from Pakistan were deported.

According to the press release, the mentioned migrants entered the country through the borders of Spin Boldak, Torkham, and Islam Qala after being deported by Pakistan and Iran.

Recently, Pakistan and Iran have increased the wave of deportations of Afghan citizens, and every day, hundreds of Afghan migrants, including families and individuals, enter the country through various border crossings.

Pakistan and Iran always cite the main reasons for the deportation of Afghan migrants from these countries as not having legal documents to reside in Pakistan and Iran.

Afghanistan is currently experiencing a dire humanitarian crisis, compounded by internal conflict and economic instability. The situation is worsening with the continuous influx of deportees, who find themselves returning to a nation struggling with limited access to basic necessities such as food, water, and healthcare.

International aid efforts remain challenged by the region’s political complexities and security concerns.

Many of the returnees face harsh conditions with inadequate shelter and essential services, exacerbating their plight after deportation.

The sudden increase in the population returning to Afghanistan overwhelms the already scant local resources and infrastructure, leading to severe accommodation and sanitation problems.

The forced deportation of Afghan refugees not only disrupts the lives of thousands but also violates international humanitarian principles. These refugees often return to dangerous environments with no assurances of safety or stability, raising significant concerns about the ethical and legal implications of such forced returns, especially without adequate international oversight or intervention.

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