Poverty and high unemployment have been driving hundreds of Afghans to leave the country every day.
The citizens of the country said that they are forced to illegally migrate to find jobs abroad to feed their families.
“I have been deported 16 times since 1391 (solar year) up to now… we are vulnerable and struggling with problems and we need to go out,” said Abdul Khaliq, a resident of Herat.
“If there were jobs in Afghanistan, why would we flee the country. There are no jobs and professions,” said Abdul Satar, a resident of Herat.
Nadir, a resident of Baghlan, along with his family of five members, is seeking to illegally cross the border to Iran.
“If a piece of bread could be found in Afghanistan, why would we go to other countries, why would we displace ourselves and go on this tough and dangerous path?” Nadir said.
“My mother has become a cripple and I left school to earn some money to treat her,” said Tahir, son of Nadir.
This comes as the acting Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, Khalil Rahman Haqqani, said that human traffickers encourage the people to leave the country.
“The mafia groups—the human traffickers--seduce the Afghans and take them overseas. They (citizens) should know that and understand that the paths are difficult – the paths are by ocean and ship and in human trafficking through Greece they are being detained as animals. They should understand it,” he said.
“We have tried to arrest many human traffickers over the past two years. Those who attempt to leave, we provide them with passports to leave the country legally,” said Gul Mohammad Qudrat, a spokesman for the Nimroz department of security.