Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (18 - 24 February 2018)

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 24 Feb 2018 View Original

Highlights

364 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

14,919 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

3,396 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

88,309 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

97% of returnees from Pakistan (354 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (628 individuals) assisted

118 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 1 from Pakistan

74 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

Return from Pakistan

A total of 364 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from 18—24 Feb 2018, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 356 were spontaneous returnees and 8 were deported. This number marks a 22% increase compared to the previous week (299). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2018 is now 3,396. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 97% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (354 individuals), including 308 individuals in poor families, 45 individuals in single parent families and 1 unaccompanied migrant child (UMC). 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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