Number of Afghanistan Citizens Fleeing to Iran Border Rises

The quantity of Afghans attempting to cross the boundary into Iran has taken off since the Taliban came to control almost two months prior. In any case, yet a couple figured out how to cross.

Before the Taliban came to control on August 15, around 1,000 to 2,000 individuals crossed into Iran by means of the Zaranj line station in the southwestern region of Nimroz consistently.



Nonetheless, the line leader for Nimroz area, Mohammad Hashem Hanzaleh told AFP this week the quantity of individuals attempting to cross had leaped to somewhere in the range of 3,000 and 4,000 every day.

The ascent comes as a staggering financial and philanthropic emergency strikes Afghanistan. This condition is compounded by the Assembled Countries cautioning that 33% of the populace faces the danger of starvation.

In any case, Hanzaleh said that not many had papers to go through.

Merchants and people holding home visas, just as those with visas to look for clinical treatment, were not forestalled by Iranian powers. He added that around 5-600 individuals were permitted to spend every day.

For those without their papers attempting to get across, the experience can be horrible.

Hayatullah, wearing a towel-like turban and dim facial hair, uncovered his harmed hand, with dull blood leaking through the wrap.

“Iranian troopers took our cash. They hit our hands, they tore our hands,” he said.


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Mohammad Nasim said he had been upset multiple times subsequent to attempting to climb the boundary divider.

Two evenings prior, he said Iranian boundary watches had started shooting and killed two individuals attempting to cross, including one of his companions.

In any case, that didn’t prevent him from returning the next night. Albeit in the end just to be gotten and beaten.

At the point when the gatekeepers inquired as to why he was attempting to cross without administrative work.

“In the event that you see the neediness, craving and wretchedness of our country, you will go to the opposite side of the boundary too,” Nasim answered.

“We have no other arrangement,” he closed.


Source: Reuters and CNN. Stay tuned for more international news about Afghanistan.