IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (4—10 June 2017)

A total of 1,091undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham border (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings from 4–10 June 2017, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 1,004 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 87 were deported individuals. This is a 42% decrease from the previous week and marks an anticipated decline for the holy month of Ramadan.

IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (21 — 27 May 2017)

5,088 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan and 6,357 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran. 98% of returnees from Pakistan were assisted and 4% of returnees from Iran were assisted.

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 and 2% of returnees from Iran.

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 9-15 April, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 8,322 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 106 were deported individuals. This is a 27% increase from the previous week, and brings the total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 1 January 2017 to 33,026.

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 assisted and 2% of returnees from Iran were assisted.

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 42 districts and 1,368 settlements with existing target populations. As of 16 March 2017, there are 246,317 IDPs and 183,425 returnees, who were formerly displaced, in the three provinces. 281,527 individuals left the three provinces either across a district or provincial boundary (fled IDPs) and 65,771 individuals left Afghanistan (out migrants).

The total number of Returnees from abroad is 544,364 which in relation to the total base population of the three provinces (2,456,500) indicates that 1 person in 5 is a returnee. Migrants that left Afghanistan for another country, however, only amount to 65,771 (3% of the base population). These displacements occurred between 2012 and March 2017.

Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan, is the province most affected by displacement. The majority of returnees are from Pakistan and most enter through Torkham (in Nangarhar), the busiest border post between the two countries. Concurrently, the presence and activities of Taliban insurgents and ISIS fighters challenging the control of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANFS) regularly triggers displacement.

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 have returned due to diverse push factors, including deteriorating protection space in Pakistan. Many of those returning have lived outside of Afghanistan for decades, and will need support from the government and humanitarian actors both on arrival and as they seek to reintegrate into a country already struggling with widespread conflict and displacement.
While returns have declined in line with seasonal trends during winter, previous surges in returns have been unpredictable and an estimated 1 million undocumented Afghans still remain in Pakistan. IOM is prepared to respond to increased needs and is appealing for additional funding to continue its emergency response programming.

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 have returned due to diverse push factors, including deteriorating protection space in Pakistan. Many of those returning have lived outside of Afghanistan for decades, and will need support from the government and humanitarian actors both on arrival and as they seek to reintegrate into a country already struggling with widespread conflict and displacement.
While returns have declined in line with seasonal trends during winter, previous surges in returns have been unpredictable and an estimated 1 million undocumented Afghans still remain in Pakistan. IOM is prepared to respond to increased needs and is appealing for additional funding to continue its emergency response programming.