Achieved Date
1846days in power
number of days to accomplish
Increase staff at Afghanistan's Embassy and consulates in Iran to help Afghan refugees
Human Rights
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2015
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Promise Background
Iran, along with Pakistan, has been a major destination for Afghans fleeing violence and persecution in their home country over the past few decades, with almost 3 million Afghans estimated to be living in Iran. In 2013, Human Rights Watch released a report entitled "Unwelcome Guests" that details a rise in unprovoked arrests, detentions, beatings and harassment of Afghans asylum-seekers in Iran as the country faces its own economic problems worsened by international sanctions. The HRW report said Iranian officials have in recent year's limited legal avenues for Afghans to claim refugee or other immigration status in Iran, even as conditions in Afghanistan have deteriorated. Most poignantly, though, the human rights advocacy group highlighted the adversity faced by Afghan refugees in Iran. President Ghani committed to increasing the number of staff at Afghanistan's embassies and consulates in Iran to assist Afghan refugees and help them secure proper legal documents.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Increased number of staff at Afghanistan's Embassy and Consulates in Iran
  • 2. Refugees able to access assistance and secure proper legal documents at Afghanistan's embassy and consulates in Iran

No official reports on progress towards this promise have been recorded.

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