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Nearly 3,500 Afghan migrants returned home from Iran and Pakistan

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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

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation of Afghanistan says that on a single day, 3,481 Afghan migrants were forcibly deported from Iran and Pakistan back to Afghanistan.

According to the ministry, 2,859 individuals returned from Iran and 622 others from Pakistan.

The Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees Affairs stated in a newsletter on Tuesday, May 28th, that these migrants entered Afghanistan on Monday from the Islam Qala, Torghundi, and Spin Boldak borders.

Taliban officials have reported that among the migrants returned from Iran, 25 children have been identified.

This comes amid a dire humanitarian crisis in the country and the recent Taliban takeover has further deepened the humanitarian situation, with millions of Afghans facing food shortages, lack of access to healthcare, and displacement.

The forced deportation of Afghan migrants by Iran and Pakistan adds to the already dire circumstances in Afghanistan.

Many of these migrants were living in precarious conditions in neighbouring countries, and their sudden return places additional strain on an already overwhelmed infrastructure.

The situation is worsened by deadly floods ravaging parts of the country. These floods have destroyed homes, displaced communities, and disrupted essential services, aggravating the humanitarian crisis and making it even more challenging for aid organizations to reach those in need.

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