Mohammad Omar Zubair, head of the work and social affairs department in Nimroz, said that dozens of Afghan minors are being deported from Iran to Afghanistan via Nimroz province every day.
According to Zubair, most of these children do not have the money to rejoin their families and relatives in their provinces.
“The movement of children at the border has increased. Now the institutions are not working, and we are trying to send these children to their provinces,” said Mohammad Omar Zubair.
Shabir Ahmed, 14, was arrested by the security forces of Iran and returned to Nimroz when he was planning to go to Iran illegally with his family.
“There were countless people in the camp. There were all kinds of people, underage, old people, hungry, with children, with families, and they didn't even have bread to eat.”
Meanwhile, some of these children, whose families live in Iran, want the current government to solve their challenges.
“They arrested us, sent us to the camp, and we had no money. We have been thirsty and hungry for a week,” said Mohubullah, a Ghor resident.
“They took us from Bandar Abbas and took us to the camp, now we don't have the fare for a car, and we don't know how to go home,” said Mer Ahmad, a Badghis resident.
According to experts, the increasing poverty and unemployment in the country have caused people under the legal age to immigrate illegally.
“There is no single mechanism for all-around support that can safely hand over these children to their families,” said Mohammod Mahmmodi, a lecturer.