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Iranian FM calls on UN to help millions of Afghan refugees

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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

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s Foreign Minister, has described Afghan migrants as a ‘serious challenge’ to Iran’s public resources, including health and education, and has called for the United Nations’ attention to the situation of millions of ‘Afghanistan’s refugees.’

The Iranian Foreign Minister, on Wednesday, emphasized the return of Afghan migrants to their country on the sidelines of the ‘Global Refugee Forum’ meeting.

According to reports, he highlighted that ‘the issue of Afghan refugees cannot be resolved without their return to their homeland,’ stressing that Iran, unlike in the past, cannot continue to provide services for Afghan migrants who are mostly trying to go to Europe.

The Iranian Foreign Minister has emphasized that ‘the United Nations and the High Commissioner for Refugees should also attend to their duties in caring for the welfare, education, and livelihoods of refugees, especially the more than five million Afghan refugees in Iran.’

Notably, the three-day ‘Global Refugee Forum,’ hosted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has commenced in Geneva, Switzerland.

He also expressed hope for practical outcomes from this session, adding that the issue of ‘Afghan refugees’ cannot be resolved without their return to their homeland.

Meanwhile, in recent months, the process of deporting Afghan migrants from Iran and Pakistan has increased.

Previously, Iranian officials had emphasized the deportation of Afghan migrants from Iran, and according to reports, the Taliban administration has requested time to implement this action by Iran.

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