The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Migration; the phenomenon that has become part of human history

On the occasion of International Migrants Day:

The International Migrants Day was marked at a time when Afghan refugees living in neighboring Pakistan and Iran are facing with forced deportation. In the past almost three months, hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees have been deported from Pakistan and Iran. Besides, Afghan refugees are also facing with lots of challenges in other parts of the world. Afghanistan also marked the day in a ceremony held the other day in Kabul. The Islamic Emirate has said that neighboring countries’ decisions regarding the forced deportation of Afghan refugees violate principles of Islam, justice, neighborliness, and humanity and will fail to achieve their goals. In a statement marking the day, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, has stressed the need to move beyond political considerations and short-term gains when addressing the complex refugee crisis. In the message, the IEA Prime Minister urged international and regional organizations to address the challenges faced by Afghan refugees and prevent their forced repatriation. He assured Afghan refugees that he is aware of all their challenges both inside and outside the country and will continue to support them in all their endeavors. He expressed gratitude to the leadership and members of the High Commission for Addressing Refugee Issues, who in the past few months have promptly responded to the challenges faced by returning refugees and have assisted their fellow refugee brothers in areas such as shelter, food, water, health, transportation and more. Mullah Hasan emphasized that the entire responsibility of the system lies in serving its returning countrymen. He appealed to the citizens and wealthy citizens of the country to help and support the refugees. Meanwhile, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, speaking in the ceremony, said that the number of refugees was increasing worldwide. While the reasons for migration are multiplying on a global scale, the basic rights of migrants and the international laws and humanitarian principles related to them are being undermined, he said, adding a clear example of this is the unjust decisions made by neighbors of Afghanistan against the Afghan refugees, violating their Islamic faith, justice, neighborliness, and humanity. “Despite the injustice committed against Afghans, the perpetrators will fail to achieve their goals. By the grace and power of Allah Almighty, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has managed the return of refugees to the country effectively and provided them with essential living facilities,” he stated Migration has always been a part of human history, with people moving for various reasons. This phenomenon continues to shape our world as more individuals seek better opportunities and escape conflicts, violence, climate change, and environmental degradation. People on the move are powerful drivers for development in both their origin and destination countries, as workers, students, entrepreneurs, family members, artists, and much more. Migrants often maintain strong connections to their home countries while embracing their new communities, where they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skill. There is an urgent need for the international community to provide people-centred and evidencebased solutions for people to remain in their communities, and for those who want to or must move. On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day. On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Mukhtar Safi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.