Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (31 December 2017 — 6 January 2018)

Since January 2017, overall, 97,633 returnees have been reported returning through Torkham and Chaman/Spin Boldak. Between 24-30 December, 242 returnees were recorded. Out of the total number of returns during the present reporting period, 54% returnees were female whereas 46% were male. The top 5 destination provinces for returns are: Kandhar (53%), Nangarhar (23%), Laghman (8%), Kabul (7%), and Qundoz (2%). The largest proportion of returns is from Balochistan (38%), followed by Sindh (27%), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (25%), Punjab (7%) and Islamabad (2%). Main push factors are economic factors, the fear if being deported and the wish to return home, while the main pull factors were returning to own country and reunion with family/relatives.