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Around 2,800 Afghan refugees return home from Iran

31 May 2023, 20:49 GMT+10

KABUL, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 2,800 Afghan refugees returned to their homeland Afghanistan from neighboring Iran on Tuesday, Afghanistan's Ministry for Refugees and Repatriation Affairs said in a statement released here Wednesday.

"A total of 2,778 Afghan refugees returned to their homeland Afghanistan on Tuesday after years of living as refugees in Iran, and the process of returning the refugees to their country continues," the statement added.

More than 2.5 million registered Afghan refugees reportedly live in Iran, and about the same number of Afghan refugees live in Pakistan.

The Afghan caretaker government has been calling upon Afghan refugees living abroad to return home and contribute to the reconstruction process of their war-ravaged country.

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