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.