Most of new Afghan refugees ‘likely’ to end up in Iran, Pakistan

Most of the new Afghan refugees fleeing the country following the takeover of the Taliban are likely to end up in Iran and Pakistan, a refugee group said.

Hardin Lang of Refugees International in the US told Al Jazeera on Saturday that “very difficult weeks and months are coming ahead” for the refugees as they try to escape the country.

He pointed out that Iran and Pakistan already host 2.2 million refugees from Afghanistan before the current crisis erupted.

The UN refugee agency UNHCR earlier said that up to half a million Afghans could flee in a “worst-case scenario”.

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