Deportation of nearly two thousand Afghan migrants from Iran and Pakistan

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations reported that nearly two thousand Afghan migrants have entered the country after being expelled by Iran and Pakistan.

According to a newsletter released by the ministry on Thursday, June 4th, 1,897 Afghan migrants returned following their expulsion from Iran and Pakistan.

Yesterday, these returnees arrived in Afghanistan through the Spin Boldak border in Kandahar province and the Nimruz province along the Silk Road.

Despite international outcry, the deportation of Afghan migrants from Iran and Pakistan continues unabated. Many of these returnees face significant challenges upon their arrival, including dire humanitarian conditions and human rights abuses.

Upon their return to Afghanistan, many deportees find themselves in a precarious situation. The sudden influx of returnees strains already limited resources and infrastructure, exacerbating the country’s humanitarian crisis. Access to basic necessities such as shelter, food, and healthcare becomes even more challenging, particularly in regions already grappling with poverty and insecurity.

Furthermore, the deportation process often lacks adequate safeguards, raising concerns about violations of human rights. Reports indicate instances of mistreatment, arbitrary detention, and separation of families during the deportation proceedings. Such conditions not only violate international humanitarian standards but also exacerbate the vulnerabilities of Afghan refugees already in distress.

The forced return of Afghan refugees also poses socio-economic challenges to the communities receiving them. Local authorities and organizations struggle to provide adequate support and integration services, further straining their limited capacities.

This influx can disrupt local economies and social structures, creating tensions and instability in already vulnerable regions.

Deportation of nearly two thousand Afghan migrants from Iran and Pakistan