NPM Bangladesh Round 4 Report July 2017

A total of 57 sites were assessed. 164,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 4 sites, with a population of 635 according to NPM Round 2 (April 2017) were not assessed in this round due to limited access. Among those assessed, 52% are women and girls. 87,000 arrived since Oct 2016, with an increase in both makeshift settlements and host communities, due to newly arrived UMNs across the border from Myanmar in the month of July.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (6—12 August 2017)

1,464 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan last week. This is a 26% decrease compared to the previous week. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 94% of those who returned, among them 1,182 individuals in poor families, 170 individuals in single parent families and 23 special cases. 81,286 undocumented Afghans have returned from Pakistan since 01 January 2017. 8,766 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran between 6 and 12 August, 10% less than in the previous week. Of those who returned, 5,655 individuals were deported and 3,111 spontaneously returned. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 445 (5%) of undocumented Afghans, among them 51 unaccompanied minors, 22 special cases and 4 unaccompanied elderly. The number of undocumented Afghans who spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran since 01 January 2017 is now 215,084

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (30 July — 5 August 2017)

9,650 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran. Of those, 3,123 are spontaneous returnees, 6,527 are deportees. IOM assisted 342 individuals, or 3.5% of these returnees including 10 special cases, 35 unaccompanied migrant children, 5 unaccompanied elderly, and 12 poor families. This brings the total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017 to 206,318. 1,985 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings. Of those, 1,953 were spontaneous returnees and 32 were deported individuals. IOM provided assistance to 96% of those returnees (1,898 individuals), including 1,675 individuals in poor families, 220 individuals in single parent families and 3 special cases. This brings the number of total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017 to 79,822.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 30 July — 5 August 2017

905 Undocumented Afghan individuals returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing whilst 1,048 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing, bringing the total number of returns this week to 1,953 (323 families). This is an approximate 8.6% increase as compared to last week.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 16—22 July 2017

846 Undocumented Afghan individuals returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing whilst 1,117 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing, bringing the total number of returns this week to 1,963 (315 families). This is an approximate 9% decrease as compared to last week.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (16—22 July 2017)

A total of 2,162 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Turkham and Spin Bolkdak border crossings, almost identical to the previous week (2,177). A total of 8,768 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz) border crossing. This is a 21% increase compared to the previous week.

NPM Bangladesh Round 3 Report June 2017

A total of 53 sites were assessed. 151,000 UMNs were identified in 2 upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. An additional 9 sites, with a population of 8,110 according to NPM Round 2 (April 2017) were not assessed in this round due to limited access. Among those assessed, 53% are women and girls. 80,000 New Arrivals identified in this round, with an increase in both makeshift settlements and host communities, due to newly identified sites and further cross verification by different key informants.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (9—15 July 2017)

A total of 2,177 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Turkham (Nangarhar) or Spin Boldak (Kandahar) borders. This number is slightly higher (5%) than in the previous week. A total of 7,238 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran through Milak (Nimroz) border. This is 25% less than in the previous week.
A total of 273 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham border (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak(Kandahar province) border crossings from 25 June –1 July 2017, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Due to the Eid-ul Fitr holidays marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan last week, there is no Weekly Situation Report for the week of 18—24 June 2017.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 9—15 July 2017

1,172 Undocumented Afghan individuals returned  to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing whilst 982 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing, bringing the total number of returns this week to 2,154 (337 families).