The Iranian regime has been tormenting and deporting Afghan refugees since the escalation of the Helmand river water dispute, refugees say.
The fishing boat that sank in Greek waters June 14 was carrying at least 209 Pakistanis, according to Islamabad.
Many Afghans living in Pakistan are facing continuing unemployment, problems with extending their visas and the disruption of their children's schooling.
A surge in migrant arrivals to Italy is a part of Russian strategy to gain a foothold in resource-rich African countries and create political strife in European countries supporting Ukraine, analysts say.
Despite the dangers of the illegal journey to neighbouring countries, many young Afghans see no option but to leave their country in search of work.
Arbitrary arrests, torture and deportation of Afghan refugees in Iran are increasing, according to recent returnees and observers on the border.
The Iranian regime's offer of six-month residence permits is merely a trick to arrest and expel refugees from Iran, recently deported Afghans say.
Iranian authorities have been accused of torturing and beating Afghan refugees, in acts that many scholars see as a violation of sharia law.
Increasing reports of violence against Afghans in Iran have even legal residents fearing being arrested, beaten and deported to Afghanistan.
The Iranian government said the videos were 'baseless', but Afghans know all too well the long and brutal track record of abuse and denigration that Iranians have meted out to refugees.