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Over 92,600 Afghans return from Pakistan, Iran

Over 92,600 Afghans return from Pakistan, Iran

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Mar 27, 2019 - 09:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 92,600 Afghan refugees have returned home from Pakistaninfo-icon and Iran since January, International Organisation for Migrationinfo-icon (IOM) reported on Tuesday.

The UN migration body said in a statement 88,516 Afghans returned to their homeland from Iran as the value of the local currency and job opportunities declined.

Another 4,182 Afghans came back home from Pakistan. "The update is based on 64,186 interviewsinfo-icon from 390 out of 399 districts in all 34 provinces of Afghanistaninfo-icon," the statement add.

Over 849,000 Afghan refugees had returned or been deported to Afghanistan in 2018 from neighbouring countries, according to figures from the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation.

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