Thousands Of Desperate Afghans Make Risky Journeys Into Iran To Find Work
Despite risks to their safety, thousands of Afghans -- often undocumented -- flock into Iran to find work. Laborers in the capital of Nimruz Province, Zaranj, told RFE/RL why they take these risks. The UN estimates 2.6 million Afghans live in Iran. Many fled their homeland to escape persecution and a grinding economic crisis after the Taliban seized power in 2021.