Taliban Announces Return of 2000 Afghan Refugees From Iran

Wednesday, 09/06/2023

The Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation announced that around 2,277 Afghan refugees have returned to Afghanistan from Iran.

The ministry said that these people entered Afghanistan from the Islam Qala border in Herat province on Tuesday.

The Taliban Ministry of Refugees said that nearly 1,000 of these migrants have been referred to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to receive humanitarian assistance.

Over the past few months, the Taliban has always announced the "forced and voluntary" return of Afghan refugees from Iran.

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