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Pushback against Afghan refugees continues as Iran expels more than 7,000 migrants last week

Kabul: As Afghanistan remains in the grip of a humanitarian crisis, Taliban-led Iran expelled more than 7,000 Afghan refugees last week. Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said Thursday.
Before this, the ambassador of Iran appointed in Kabul. Bahadur AminianHe said about 3,000 Afghans were entering Iran illegally every day and the same number were traveling to Iran with visas and valid documents.
“Most of those who enter Iran illegally face the risk of human trafficking and a lack of services,” Aminian said.
According to Khama Press, before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, about 3.4 million refugees were living in Iran, of which about 2 million lacked the proper documents to do so, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
For the past five years, the situation in Afghanistan has been a peculiar situation in the region with a steady increase in the number of forcibly displaced people every year. Last year, the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated dramatically and there was a 12 percent increase in the number of forcibly displaced persons at the end of the year compared to the end of 2020.
In Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced persons has been increasing rapidly over the past 5 years. Globally, Afghanistan remains the 6th largest IDP country and the largest IDP population in Asia and the Pacific at 3.5 million — a 20 percent increase from the previous year.
By the end of 2021, there were 7,77,000 newly displaced Afghans annually due to worsening conflict and insecurity in Afghanistan. 58 percent of Afghanistan’s IDP population are children under the age of 18 and 21 percent are women
The UNHCR report argues that sustainable solutions for Afghans include voluntary repatriation, resettlement in third countries, local integration, naturalization and return to the place of origin before displacement.
In an earlier statement, Amnesty International called on all countries to stop sending Afghan migrants back to Turkey or Iran, where they risk imprisonment, torture, other ill-treatment and forced deportation to Afghanistan.

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