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Nearly two thousand Afghan migrants return home from Iran

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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 has announced that more than a thousand Afghan migrants have returned to their homeland from Iran.

On Thursday, the Ministry said on its social media platform X that a total of 1,764 Afghan migrants have returned home from Iran.

The ministry added that this number of migrants returned to the country from Iran on Thursday through both forced and voluntary means.

The Border Directorate of Islam Qala has stated that there are both families and individuals among the returnees.

The Ministry has clarified that some of these returnees have been referred to the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) after being registered with the Migrants Department for assistance.

It’s worth noting that just Tuesday 28th of November, the Ministry of Migrants Affairs also announced that approximately 2,455 Afghan migrants had returned to the country from Iran.

It should be mentioned that recently, thousands of Afghan migrants have been deported daily by the Iranian government.

In the wake of the Taliban’s return to power, many migrants have opted to leave Afghanistan for neighbouring countries. This exodus is primarily driven by factors such as the scarcity of job opportunities, economic hardships, persecution, and security threats within the country.

Conversely, a significant portion of returnees have been either deported from or voluntarily returned to Afghanistan. Their decision is often prompted by the mistreatment they face in host countries, including harassment and deteriorating economic conditions in those countries.

The complex dynamics of migration in Afghanistan reflect a challenging landscape where people are forced to weigh the risks and benefits of leaving or returning, all in the context of the country’s evolving political and economic situation.

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