Working hard in Tehran

Tehran has experienced a vertical boom in the past two decades, and Afghan workers frequently migrate to the capital to work as steel benders on large building projects. Typically, they reside in other parts of Iran and live in temporary shelters on the construction sites while they work. They send money back home and often go months, even years, without seeing their families in Iran or Afghanistan.

Like what you read? Give Afghanistan Today a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.