231 families deported by Pakistan, Iran return to Afghanistan


At least 231 families, deported by Pakistan and Iran, returned to Afghanistan on Friday, according to the Taliban’s refugees ministry.

The deportations are part of ongoing efforts by both countries to manage the presence of Afghan refugees within their borders. The agency reported that 57 families crossed through the Torghondi border crossing, 49 families came via the Spin Boldak border, 84 families used the Abresham Bridge in Nimroz, and 51 families entered through the Islam Qala border in Herat.

This increase in deportations occurs against a backdrop of a deteriorating economy and an escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, forcing thousands of refugees to return.

Following the Taliban’s ascent to power, hundreds of thousands fled to neighboring countries, driven by the threats posed by the new regime or the severe economic conditions in Afghanistan.