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 13,189 spontaneously returned from Iran, a 15% increase from the previous week. 91% of returnees from Pakistan were assisted, while 6% of returnees from Iran received assistance. The total returns of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan so far in 2017 stands at 89,944, while total returns from Iran stands at 301,196.

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 October, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). A total of 8,708 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran mainly through the Milak (Nimroz) border crossing between 1—7 October, 34% less than in the previous week.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (17—23 September 2017)

A total of 1,307 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from Sep 17—23, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). A total of 11,547 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran mainly through the Milak (Nimroz) border crossing between Sep 17-23 2017, 37% less than in the previous week.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (10—16 September 2017)

A total of 1,337 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings from Sep 10—16, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2017 is now 85,488. Meanwhile, a total of 18,231 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were
deported from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz) border crossing between Sep 10-16 2017, 232% more than in the previous week. The total number of undocu-
mented returnees from Iran since 01 January 2017 is now 263,230.

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

A total of 367 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings from Sep 03 – 09. This number is a 18% increase compared to the previous week, and a 68% decrease compared to two weeks ago (Aug 20 – 26). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2017 is now 84,151. A total of 7,857 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran mainly through the Milak (Nimroz province) border crossing between September 03-09, 18% more than in the previous week. While the Islam Qala (Herat province) border crossing remained mostly closed to undocumented returns in recent months, 126 individuals were deported through Islam Qala between Sep 07-09, the highest number since February 2017.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (20—26 August 2017)

A total of 1,146 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkman (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings from 20 to 26 August 2017. Of the total returnees, 1,025 were spontaneous returnees and 121 were deported. This number is a 26% increase compared to the previous week. The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2017 is now 83,337. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 90% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (1,036 individuals), including 906 individuals in poor families, 98 individuals in single parent families and 20 special cases.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (13—19 August 2017)

A total of 10,248 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz province) border crossing between 13— 19 August 2017, a 17% increase from the previous week. The total number of undocumented returneesfrom Iran since 1 January 2017 is now 225,332. Meanwhile, a total of 905 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings during the same time period. This is a 39% decrease compared to the previous week. The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 1 January 2017 is now 82,191.

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.

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.