Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (19 - 25 November 2017)

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 25 Nov 2017 View Original

Highlights

666 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

13,842 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

95,623 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

407,666 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

503,289 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

92% of returnees from Pakistan assisted

5% of returnees from Iran assisted

127 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 2 from Pakistan

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

Return from Pakistan

A total of 666 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from Nov 19-25, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 571 were spontaneous returnees and 95 were deported. This number marks a 22% derease compared to the previous week (850). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2017 is now 95,623.
This is figure is significantly lower than in 2016 but in line with historical trends. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 92% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (616 individuals), including 293 individuals in Poor Families (PF), 275 individuals in Single Parent families (SP) and 43 special cases (SC). 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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