Iran to Deport 900,000 Afghan Refugees
The Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to deport 900,000 Afghan refugees in three months, reports say.
The Iranian Ministry of Interior has given a 3-month deadline to the Afghan refugees who have no proper documents, to leave the country voluntarily Each Afghan refugee who leaves voluntarily will receive $150 from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Iranian Ministry of Interior says.
The issue of Afghan refugees in Iran has been a major challenge for the Afghan government in the recent years.
The Afghan Ministry of Immigration and Returnees has pledged to do what it can to facilitate the return of Afghan refugees from Iran in cooperation with the UNHCR.
There are currently around 3 million Afghan refugees living in Iran.