7,000 Afghan refugees deported from Iran in past week

In the last seven days, more than 7,000 Afghan refugees in Iran have been sent home through Nimroz border, officials confirmed Friday.

According to the Nimroz Department of Information and Culture, 4,350 of them were vulnerable people who have been referred to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for assistance.

Officials said the number of people currently returning to the country from Iran has increased substantially and that in the past week alone, 7,700 people have been sent home.