ERM Household Assessment Report, PD-21, PD-12, PD-5,PD-8, PD 1 , PD 13, PD 17,PD9 and Dehsubz district of Kabul province

Type of crises: Undocumented Returnees from Pakistan

Assessment Team: IOM, CARE, WFP, DRC, WSTA, DORR, DACAAR, Save the children, and Islamic Relief.

Crises date: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

Date of Notification: 6 Feb 2017

Date of Assessment: 6 to 12 Feb 2017

Most vulnerable undocumented Population:
HHs: 123
Families: 123
Individual: 825

1. Assessment Findings

From last year 2016 when started the deportee process of Afghan refugees by government of Pakistan, families who had document those families assisted by UNHCR in Afghanistan, families who don’t had document those families returned from Pakistan with any support and they were registered in Torkham and Spin Boldak borderer by IOM and DORR most of those families returned to Kabul and they submitted their petition to DORR Kabul and OCHA office the DORR collected their petition lists of undocumented returnees for need assessment .

On 1-Feb -2017 representatives of WFP,IOM, DACAAR,DRC, CARE,UNOCHA , WSTA,UNHCR ,Save the children ,Islamic relief and DOOR had screen committee meeting in DORR office and discussed on list of 174 undocumented returnees the meeting participant’s recommended joint need assessment of those families by joint team , five assessment teams composed from IOM,CARE, WFP,DACAAR, DRC, WSTA ,Save the children ,Islamic relief and DORR jointly conducted needs assessment in PD21, PD12, PD1, PD 5,PD17 , PD13 ,PD8,PD9 and Dehsubz, Districts of Kabul province.

The assessment conducted in 6-2-2107 up to 8-2-2017, in result based on the assessment finding identified finally 123 undocumented afghan returnee’s families eligible for humanitarian assistance, and they have not received any emergency assistance up to yet.

Bellow bullet points are the major priorities of needs concluded during field survey:
- Provision of food assistance to all 123 families (in-kind or in cash).
- Provision of NFIs/ winterization kits with hygiene to all 123 families...

Key Findings:

1. Armed conflict, along with the absence of basic infrastructure, job opportunities and other sources of income remain an obstacle for returnee populations to return to their place of origin. It should be noted that returnees are not willing to return to their place of origin because of lack of basic economic and social rights as main obstacles to durable return and integration, ahead of security.

2. Undocumented returnees are living in various types of accommodation including, partially constructed or damaged houses, rented houses and homes of relatives and local community members. 95% of undocumented families are living on private owned-land with paying of rent. In total, 5% families are living with relative’s houses being allowed to stay on temporarily.

3. Undocumented returnees are vulnerable to food insecurity use a variety of negative coping mechanisms including limiting food intake, eating less nutritious/less desirable food, borrowing money/relying on debt, and in the most severe cases, selling productive assets to be able to feed their families, further decreasing resilience to future shocks.

4. Basic health services in areas of undocumented returnees are available and accessible to families’. However, their quality remains poor, especially in specialized areas such as maternal health care and psychological support etc.

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