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IOM Afghanistan: Socio-Economic Survey of Undocumented Returnees


Since the beginning of 2016, over 250,000 undocumented Afghans have returned from Pakistan. Many of those returning have lived outside of Afghanistan for decades, and will need support from the government and humanitarian actors both on arrival and as they seek to reintegrate into a country already struggling with widespread conflict and displacement.

To better understand the livelihood conditions, socio-economic and reintegration needs of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan, IOM has been conducting socio-economic surveys using randomized sampling at the Torkham border in Nangarhar. It takes between 15-20 minutes for each household (HH) to complete the survey.

From 2 November 2016 through 7 February 2017, a total of 435 heads of household were interviewed at Zero Point and IOM’s Transit Center near the border. The results of those interviews are analyzed in the following report.