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MMC Asia 4Mi Snapshot - June 2020: The decision to migrate among Afghans: access to information and key influencers

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Since January 2020, MMC Asia has been interviewing Afghan returnees to better understand their experiences of outward migration, return and reintegration. This snapshot explores factors influencing migration decision-making among Afghans, including the information available to them pre-migration, as well as trusted sources of information. This snapshot aims to contribute towards building a solid evidence base to inform targeted responses on the ground, as well as advocacy efforts related to the protection risks Afghan migrants and refugees face when migrating.

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• Information campaigns should target the wider community and actively include diaspora communities as key influencers of risk awareness and protection;

• As well as providing a realistic overview of potential risks en route and how to mitigate them, information campaigns should also include content on job opportunities, living conditions and asylum procedures in destination countries.