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Over 700,000 Afghans leaves Iran as it's economy deminishes
Evolutional Blogs  - UN migration agency says Over 700,000 Afghans citizens have returned from Iran this year as the Iranian economy tightens, with a knock-on effect on the Afghan economy.

the International Organization for Migration said a total of 752,325 Afghans had returned from Iran and Pakistan, including 721,633 from Iran.

“Undocumented returns from Iran in particular are seeing a massive increase over previous years, largely driven by recent political and economic issues in Iran including massive currency devaluation,” the IOM report said.

Demand for Afghan labor in Iran’s informal economy had drastically fallen, it added.

As all Afghans typically send home their earnings in the form of monthly remittances, the Afghan economy itself, already evident in the drought affected provinces of Herat, Badghis and Ghor, is suffering direct and immediate effects.”

Iranian media reports say many of the Afghans had returned or were seeking to enter Turkey to reach Europe after the fall of the Iranian currency, which has lost about 70 percent of its value this year.

Iran emerged in early 2016 from years of global sanctions under a deal with world powers that curbed its disputed nuclear program.


Submitted 13 days ago by Okeke Henry
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