Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report - 30 April - 6 May 2017

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 06 May 2017 View Original

Highlights

5,781 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

10,148 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

51,001 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017

120,133 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017

94% of returnees from Pakistan (5,438 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (415 individuals) assisted

Returns from Pakistan

A total of 5,781 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Torkham (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar province) border crossings from 30 April to 6 May, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR).

Of the total returnees, 5,739 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 42 were deported individuals. This is a 2% increase from the previous week, and brings the total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 1 January 2017 to 51,001.

IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 94% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (5,438 individuals), including 855 single parents and 5 special cases. The assistance provided includes meals, accommodation, Non-Food Items (NFIs), onward transportation and referral services, as well as support from partners (see Annex 1).

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