UNHCR: Afghan voluntary repatriation from Iran comes to a halt
Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi prov., Nov 22, IRNA
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said here Saturday that voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Iran has come a halt.
Guterres told reporters that this year, the project on voluntary repatriation Afghan refugees from host countries has slowed down and in case of Iran it has come to a halt.
He said insecurity is the main cause of a halt to refugees’ repatriation.
“Social, educational, health, housing and job related issues along with security are highly important factors which make the Afghans reluctant to return home,” he added.