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How has the world been helping Afghans find work?‎
April 8, 2009, 6:55 am
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Isn’t it discouraging for Afghans not to be able to work in their own country after 8 years of international development and aid post-September 11?

Afghans run risks for work in Iran

BBC 08/04/2009

Every day, hundreds of Afghans – mainly young men – are brought across the frontier ( back into Afghanistan ) on buses deported from a country ( Iran ) where they had hoped to find work.

According to UN figures, there were more than 400,000 cases of deportation in 2008.

There are still thousands of Afghans willing to cross the flat, unforgiving desert ( into Iran ).

Many travel to Nimruz province in southern Afghanistan where people-traffickers offer to smuggle them across the border. The one-way trip costs about $400.

But this illegal journey can take up to a month and is often extremely dangerous

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