Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 11—17 June 2017

During the reporting period, DTM identified a total of 644 undocumented Afghans who had returned from Pakistan through the Torkham border. DTM has identified 69,912 returnees since January 2017.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 23 – 29 April 2017

IOM Pakistan’s Situation Report on the Return of Undocumented Afghans through the Torkham border, reporting period [23 – 29 April 2017].

• During the week of 23 – 29 April 2017, a total of 4,633 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan through the Torkham border.
• During this reporting period, there has been an 11% increase in the proportion of respondents citing “lack of documentation” as a push factor. At the same time, no respondents cited being “afraid of being deported” as push factor (55% in last round).
• Pull factors remained relatively stable – 91% cited “returning to own country” and 39% “reunion with family/ relatives”.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 26 March – 1 April 2017

IOM Pakistan’s Situation Report on the Return of Undocumented Afghans through the Torkham border, reporting period [26 March – 1 April 2017].

• During the week of 26th March– 1st April 2017, a total of 2978 (485 families) undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan through the Torkham border.
• Movement trends for the reporting period indicate:
o Of the total, 60% individuals returned from district Peshawar and 8% returned from Khyber Agency in FATA.
o Approximately 71% individuals intended to return to Nangarhar, 18% to Kabul in Afghanistan.
• During this reporting period, there is a 16% increase in the proportion of respondents citing “Economic Factors” as a push factor. At the same time, there is a
7% increase in respondents stating availability of “Assistance is Afghanistan” as a pull factor.
• With the start of refugee returns as of 3rd April and given that most families comprise of documented as well as undocumented individuals; there is a sharp increase
in the number of undocumented individuals returning compared to the previous reporting period (approximately over a 300 % increase from previous week).
• Trends also indicate a 14% decrease in the proportion of respondents citing “Afraid of being deported” as a push factor – this can be attributed to the Government of
Pakistan’s decision to document the previously unregistered Afghans. In this regard, the Government of Pakistan is in the process of starting rounds of consultation
through the newly established Returns Task Force at the national and sub national levels.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 19th -25th March

IOM Pakistan’s Situation Report on the Return of Undocumented Afghans through the Torkham border, reporting period [19 -25 March 2017].

• During the week of 19th – 25th March 2017, a total of 869 (143 families) undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan through the Torkham border.
• Movement trends for the reporting period indicate:
o Of the total, 62% individuals returned from district Peshawar and 10% returned from Rawalpindi in Punjab.
o Approximately 62% individuals intended to return to Nangarhar, 28% to Kabul in Afghanistan.
• Anecdotal evidence suggests that many families were unable return as the vehicle drivers without documentation (valid passport/visa) were not allowed to cross the border. Subsequently, return trend is expected to remain low over the next couple of weeks.

Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan 12th -18th February

IOM Pakistan’s first Situation Report on the Return of Undocumented Afghans through the Torkham border, reporting period [12-18 February 2017].

• During the week of 12-18 February 2017, a total of 734 (154 families) undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan through the Torkham border.
• Movement trends for the reporting period indicate:
• Of the total, 66% individuals returned from district Peshawar and 7% returned from Khyber Agency in FATA.
• Approximately 82% individuals intended to return to Nangarhar, 10% to Laghman and 8% to Kabul in Afghanistan.

This infographic provides an overview of population movement based on a sample of 507 interviews conducted between 15 January to 18 February 2017.