Kabul – An investigative report by the New York Times shows that hundreds of thousands of people have migrated from Afghanistan following the recent political changes and the economic crisis in the country.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that more than one million people had migrated to Iran from Afghanistan’s southwestern border.
The figure was recorded from October 2021 to the end of January 2022, according to the report.
The writers of the report, quoting aid agencies, say that an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people enter Iran daily.
In an interview with migrants, the New York Times found that many of them see going to Iran as the only way to save their lives from hunger and fear.
“There is no other option for me, I cannot go back,” said Najaf Akhlaqi, one of the passengers.
On the other hand, David Mansfield, a researcher on the issue of migration of Afghans, added that the rate of migration to Iran and Pakistan has quadrupled compared to the same period last year.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently described the lives of the Afghan people as frozen hell.
It is worth mentioning that the economic problems and unemployment created by the recent changes political in the country are the main reasons for the migration of Afghan citizens abroad.