439,100 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
420,539 total returns from Iran
18,561 total returns from Pakistan
12,188 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran this week with 6% of returnees from Iran (787 individuals) assisted
343 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan this week with 80% of returnees from Pakistan (275 individuals) assisted.
Return from Iran
According to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR), a total of 12,188 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz) and Herat (Islam Qala) border crossings between 10—16 November 2019, a 4% increase from the previous week (11,719). 4,523 persons returned voluntarily and 7,665 were deported. This brings the total number of undocumented returnees from Iran to 420,539 in 2019. IOM provided post-arrival humanitarian assistance to 787 (6%) undocumented Afghans deported from Iran at its Transit Centers in Herat, including 89 Unaccompanied Migrant Children, 42 Medical Cases, 42 members of Single Parent Families, 6 Physically Disabled persons, 16 Unaccompanied Elderly persons, 3 Single Females, 151 members of deported families, and 16 persons with substance abuse concerns.
Return from Pakistan
According to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR), a total of 328 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned and 15 were deported from Pakistan through the Torkham and Spin Boldak border crossings between 10—16 November 2019, a 14% increase compared to the previous week (300). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan in 2019 is now 18,561. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 275 (80%) undocumented returnees from Pakistan over the past week.
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