Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (1 - 7 October 2017)
1,138 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
8,708 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
88,838 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017
288,007 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017
89% of returnees from Pakistan (1,010 individuals) assisted
13% of returnees from Iran (1,164 individuals) assisted
252 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UAM) from Iran among those assisted, 2 from Pakistan
83 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan
Return from Pakistan
A total of 1,138 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from Oct 01—07, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 1,053 were spontaneous returnees and 85 were deported. This number marks a 27% increase compared to the previous week (899). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2017 is now 88,838. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 89% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (1,010 individuals), including 895 individuals in poor families and 84 individuals in single parent families. The assistance provided includes meals, accommodation, basic medical screening, Non-Food Items (NFIs), onward transportation cash grants and referral services, as well as support from partners.
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