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5,000 Afghan Refugees Fleeing to Iran Every Day as Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

HeadlineNov 12, 2021

Up to 5,000 Afghans have been fleeing into Iran every day for months as the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan intensifies. The Norwegian Refugee Council estimates up to 300,000 Afghans have entered Iran since August, when the Taliban seized control of Kabul. The World Food Programme has estimated 23 million Afghans face starvation as winter approaches.

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