Afghanistan

Updates

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Monthly Situation Report (November 2017)

In November 2017, 3,436 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (3,078) or were deported (358) from Pakistan, a 23% decrease compared to the previous month, while 55,114 spontaneously returned

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (3—9 December 2017)

Between 3 – 9 December 2017, 457 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (426) or were deported (31) from Pakistan, a 36% decrease compared to the previous week, while 10,123 spontaneously

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (12—18 November 2017)

Between 12 – 18 November 2017, 850 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (821) or were deported (29) from Pakistan, a 1% increasee compared to the previous week, while 13,740 spontaneously

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (19—25 November 2017)

Between 19 – 25 November 2017, 666 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (571) or were deported (95) from Pakistan, a 22% decrease compared to the previous week, while 13,842 spontaneously

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (5—11 November 2017)

Between 5 – 11 November 2017, 844 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (822) or were deported (22) from Pakistan, a 13% decrease compared to the previous week, while 12,319 spontaneously

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (29 October — 4 November 2017)

Between 29 October – 4 November 2017, 968 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (862) or were deported (106) from Pakistan, a 5% increase compared to the previous week,

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (22—28 October 2017)

Between 22-28 October 2017, 923 Undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned (870) or were deported (53) from Pakistan, a 12% decrease compared to the previous week, while 18,033 spontaneously

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (15—21 October 2017)

Between 15-21 October 2017, 1,059 Undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned (951) or were deported (108) from Pakistan, a 4% decrease compared to the previous week, while 15,808 spontaneously

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (8—14 October 2017)

Between 8-14 October 2017, 1,106 Undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan (1,052 spontaneously returned, 54 were deported), a 3% decrease compared to the previous week, while

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (1—7 October 2017)

A total of 1,138 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from 1—7

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Background

Since 2008, the International Organization for Migration has supported undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan and Iran. In recent years, the numbers of undocumented returnees have increased and drastic spikes of returnee numbers have been registered in 2016 and 2017. A total of 760,000 undocumented Afghan returnees have been registered in the period from 1 January 2016 – 19 March 2017 and a total of 691 IDPs registered in the period 1 January 2016 – 19 March 2017, due to conflict-induced internal displacement.

In response to the dramatic increase of Afghans returning home from neighbouring countries, as well as record levels of internal displacement, IOM launched the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Afghanistan. The main objective of the DTM in Afghanistan is to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and partnering humanitarian agencies to provide on time assistance to the population affected by the displacement.

DTM components in Afghanistan includes:

  • Baseline Mobility Tracking
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migration Flows Surveys