Afghans expelled from Iran talk about their struggles

Afghans who fled to Iran to seek employment, but Iranian officials deport those who arrive illegally . Many Afghans are concerned with the way Iranian forces are treated across the border .

Afghanistan, August 6: Afghans who suffered various hardships as a result of the Taliban's rule fled to Iran, but many of them were deported last week and shared their story of extreme hardship and abuse by Iranian forces.According to Tolo News, they illegally traveled to Iran via Nimroz.We were compelled to travel to Iran because there were no employment opportunities there.Everyone knows that illegal trips come with challenges.You can get difficult jobs with low incomes there, said Khalid.We were met with immoral and bleak temptations when they arrested us.

Many Afghans are considered to be criminals by Fatima.According to Tolo News, the main causes of Afghan citizens' illicit travel to neighboring countries, especially to Iran are, according to them.For example, if a single parent or married person is going to Iran, they are leaving due to poverty.They arrested us and treated us with brutality, said Baridad, a deportee in Nimroz province, according to Tolo News.

Several Afghans, mainly singles, expressed concern with the way Iranian forces are treated across the border.They alleged that Iranian forces mistreated and tortured them, according to a border official named Mohammad Reza Khalili.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Afghanistan's situation has been a peculiar one in the region for the most part, with hundreds of Afghans flocking to Iran to seek employment, but Iranian officials deport those who arrive illegally.Akash, a refugee-related country, has 1.5 million Afghans residing in Pakistan in April.Afghanistan's situation worsened dramatically last year, with a 12 per cent increase in forcibly displaced people by the end of the year as compared to end-2020, according to the survey.

By the end of 2021, the number of new arrivals to contact the UNHCR and Partners had reached 1,38,500 in Pakistan (1,08,000), Tajikistan (2,700), and Iran (27,800).