Afghanistan

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IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (16 – 22 April 2017)

DTM recorded the return of 6,551 undocumented Afghans from Pakistan and 16,323 undocumented Afghans from Iran. IOM and partners assisted 89% of returnees from Pakistan

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (9 – 15 April 2017)

A total of 8,428 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Torkham (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings from

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (2 – 8 April 2017)

From 2 – 8 April 2017 6,628 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan and 9,315 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran. 75% of returnees from Pakistan were

DTM Afghanistan Round 1 Report March 2017

The DTM Baseline Mobility Assessment was conducted from 29 January to 16 March 2017 in 3 provinces: Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman, covering a total of

Return of Undocumented Afghans – Weekly Situation Report 26 March – 1 April 2017

IOM is responding to a substantial increase in the return of undocumented Afghans from Pakistan and Iran. Since 1 January 2016, over 775,000 undocumented Afghans

Return of Undocumented Afghans – Weekly Situation Report 19 – 25 March 2017

IOM is responding to a substantial increase in the return of undocumented Afghans from Pakistan and Iran. Since 1 January 2016, over 762,000 undocumented Afghans

Return of Undocumented Afghans – Weekly Situation Report 12 – 18 March 2017

IOM is responding to a substantial increase in the return of undocumented Afghans from Pakistan and Iran. Since 1 January 2016, over 759,000 undocumented Afghans

Return of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan and Iran – 2016 Overview

Decades of conflict and the search for better economic opportunities have pushed millions of Afghans into neighboring Pakistan and Iran. While an estimated 2.5 million

Return of Undocumented Afghans – Weekly Situation Report 5 – 11 March 2017

Undocumented Afghans were deported from Pakistan through Torkham border (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak border (Kandahar province), according to the Border Monitoring Team of the

Socio-Economic Survey of Undocumented Returnees

Since the beginning of 2016, over 250,000 undocumented Afghans have returned from Pakistan. Many of those returning have lived outside of Afghanistan for decades, and

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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