In the period between 8—14 April 2018, 470 Undocumented Afghan individuals returned to Afghanistan through the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing whilst 491 individuals used the Torkham border crossing, bringing the total number of returns this week to 961 (182 families). The total number of Undocumented Afghans that returned spontaneously to Afghanistan since 1st January 2018 through Torkham and Chaman now stands at 8,278 (excluding deportations). Out of the total number of returns during the present reporting period, 46% returnees were male whereas 54% were female. The top 5 destination provinces for returns are: Kandahar (25%), Kabul (21%), Nangarhar (15%), Kunduz (8%) and Ghazni (5%). The largest proportion of returns is from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (35.2%), followed by Balochistan (32.1%), Punjab (18.5%), Sindh (11.9%) and FATA (1.3%).
This dashboard provides an overview of the data collected at the Flow Monitoring Point in Kano in March 2018.
Results show that the daily average number of individuals observed at the flow monitoring point of Kano decreased by 12% compared to February. In March, Zinder, Maradi, Diffa, Agadez and Ndjamena were the main cities of departure of flows passing through Kano, whereas Zinder, Maradi, Diffa, Agadez, Ndjamena and Centre were the main cities of destination of observed flows. The evolution of flows of individuals observed this month highlights two important peaks.
Within the period of 10 to 16 April 2018, a total of 3,795 arrivals and 515 departures were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Demsa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kala/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiha, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South LGAs of Borno and Adamawa States. The main triggers of movements were poor living conditions (39%), voluntary relocation (31%), improved security (18%), military operations (5%), ongoing conflict (5%) and fear of attacks (2%).
IOM’s Maritime Update provides snapshots relating to the number of maritime incidents off the Libyan coast, as well as latest figures on Italy arrivals and recorded deaths along the Central Mediterranean Route. Between 1 and 31 March 2018, 1,058 individuals were rescued or intercepted and 1 body was retrieved. This brings the total number of people intercepted or rescued in 2018 to 3,479, while 359 deaths were recorded along the Central Mediterranean route in 2018.
In the week of 08—14 April 2018, 999 undocumented Afghans either spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan, a 0.4% decrease compared to the previous week, while 20,782 spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran, a 125% more than in the previous week. The total returns of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan in 2018 is 8,980 while total returns from Iran stands at 184,686. 94% of returnees from Pakistan (938 individuals) were assisted, while 4% of returnees from Iran (775 individuals) received assistance. This includes 103 Unaccomapanied Migrant Children and 37 Medical Cases.
Over the reporting period, 289 entries and 21 exits were recorded at Kismayo check points. Approximately half of the new arrivals said that their reason for displacement was due to lack of food (42%). In addition, 34 per cent cited insecurity, 13 per cent cited health and 8 per cent cited education as their reason for displacement. This week most of the new arrivals came from Kismayo (38%) and Badhaadhe (15%) districts, with the remaining arriving from Buale (15%), Jamame (11%), Jilib (11%), and a few other locations. Most of these new arrivals were heading to IDP sites in the Galbet Section (32%) and Central Section (32%). The remaining arrivals went to Dalxiska Section (21%) and Fanole Section (15%).