Iran deports 43,000 Afghan refugees in past month, says Ministry of Refugees Repatriation

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said that 43,000 people have been deported from Iran in the past month.
Deputy Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Abdul Rahman Rashid said that officials in the ministry are trying to solve the problems of the country’s immigrants in different countries.
“Almost 46,000 people returned voluntarily and more than 43,000 were deported from the Islamic Republic of Iran because they did not have legal documents and documents to live there,” said Rashid.
Meanwhile, some citizens who recently returned to the country asked the current government to provide them with work.
Nizamuddin, 42, who returned to the country three days ago from Iran, spoke of the challenges he faces.
“They transferred many people in one car; in one car they carried 35 people and that was so difficult for us,” said Nizamuddin.
“In Afghanistan, there is no work, and education is useless here, when you have a master’s degree still there is no work for you, people flee from hunger to other countries,” said Mohammad Fawad, a deported person.
The commander of the Zabul crossing border in Iran said to Iranian media on Sunday that nearly 5,000 people who do not have legal documents were deported to Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.