• publish: 28 September 2015
  • time: 1:03 pm
  • category: Social
  • No: 1485

Afghan refugees reaching Iran illegally number 2,000 each day

An envoy of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations in Iran says that up to 2,000 Afghans cross the border into Iran illegally every day.

Mohammad Asif Durzabi says that looking at the daily count, every month up to 60,000 Afghans are illegally arriving in Iran.

He said that most of these people are trying to reach out to European countries through Iran.

In several occasions Afghans have lost their lives while illegally crossing the border into other countries, having traffic accidents or suffocation inside the shipping containers.

Durzabi said that on average, every week 20 Afghans die in fire of border security forces, traffic accidents or other accidents at their working locations in Iran.

Meanwhile, a group of Afghan migrants who were recently deported from Iran and Turkey while trying to reach out to Europe illegally say that they faced extreme hardship during their journey.

They said that some of them were severely beaten and some others disappeared. They called on parents to stop sending their children on this risky journey.

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