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 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.
Undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Torkham border (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak border (Kandahar province), according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR).
A snap-shot report on Afghan migrants in the Calais “Jungle” per-dismantelment on 24 October 2016. Calais was chosen as a field location under this project because of its strategic as well as geographical importance, especially for Afghan migrants in Europe that aim to reach the UK. The ‘Calais Jungle’ has a long standing history of being a transit point for migrants aiming to make their way into the UK. Under this current project, a total of 136 Afghans were interviewed between the period of October 10, 2016 and October 23, 2016. The activity was disrupted due to the dismantling of the Calais Jungle on October 24, 2016.