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Over half a million refugees return home from Iran, Pakistan this year

Over half a million refugees return home from Iran, Pakistan this year

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Oct 26, 2018 - 16:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 650,000 Afghan refugees have repatriated from Iran and Pakistaninfo-icon this year, the International Organisation of Migrationinfo-icon (IOM) said on Friday.

From Pakistan 27,375 and from Iran 630,283 refugees have returned to Afghanistaninfo-icon since the beginning of 2018, the IOM said in a statement.

It added, last week 16,426 Afghans have returned from Iran out of them 7,130 were deported.

According to the IOM necessary assistance had been provided to two percent repatriated individuals from Iran and 59 percent repatriated individuals from Pakistan.

About the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the IOM said 225,250 people had been displaced from the western zone of the country due to the drought situation.

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