Tehran – Case filed to search for 100 Afghan refugees missing in first six months now [Iranian calendar] 2020 (started March 21), said the vice-president of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), which is in charge of international affairs.
The IRCS Search and Family Reunification Service faced a significant increase in missing person search requests after a change in Afghanistan’s government last year, IRNA quoted Behnam Saeedi on Wednesday.
Most of those missing are children separated from their families during illegal crossings with neighboring countries on both sides of Iran’s border, he explained.
For more than 40 years, Iran has hosted one of the world’s largest and most protracted refugee situations.He went on to say that the family would be separated in the process of traveling across borders and border states. Unfortunately, some of them can’t find each other and this separation can last for years.
In such cases, people can go to one of the search offices in any population around the world to find their missing family members, so the search process begins with filing a lawsuit, he added. .
For more than 40 years, Iran has hosted one of the world’s largest and longest-running refugee situations, providing asylum to refugees primarily from Afghanistan.
Recent rapid changes in Afghanistan have the potential to generate further population movements. It can displace families within the country and drive them to neighboring countries in search of refuge.
However, with inadequate international aid continuing to be allocated, it will be extremely difficult and almost impossible for the Islamic Republic to continue to serve refugees and unauthorized foreigners, said the High Commissioner for Refugees. said the Iranian delegation at the 73rd session of the Executive Committee of , said in October.
Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for Refugees, thanked Iran for its long-term measures to help Afghan refugees, while increasing international assistance to Iran and seeking sustainable solutions, including the voluntary repatriation of refugees and displaced persons. stressed the need to implement measures.