Desperate Afghans turn to people smugglers for help fleeing the country


The evacuation flights out of Afghanistan may have largely stopped, but with international funding largely frozen and a humanitarian crisis escalating, thousands are still desperate to find a way out.

The remote town of Zaranj, close to the borders of both Pakistan and Iran, is a major people smuggling hub.

Smugglers there told BBC Afghanistan correspondent Secunder Kermani the number of Afghans leaving the country had more than doubled since the Taliban takeover.

Camera: Malik Mudassir

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