Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (20 - 26 October 2019)

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 26 Oct 2019 View Original

Highlights

  • 403,338 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019

  • 385,767 total returns from Iran

  • 17,571 total returns from Pakistan

  • 10,907 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran this week with 4% of returnees from Iran (436 individuals) assisted

  • 203 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan this week with 99.5% of returnees from Pakistan (202 individuals) assisted.

Return from Iran

According to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR), a total of 10,907 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz) and Herat (Islam Qala) border crossings between 20—26 October 2019, a 42% increase from the previous week (7,685). 4,738 persons returned voluntarily and 6,169 were deported. This brings the total number of undocumented returnees from Iran to 385,767 in 2019. IOM provided post-arrival humanitarian assistance to 436 (4%) undocumented Afghans deported from Iran at its Transit Centers in Herat, including 70 Unaccompanied Migrant Children, 56 Medical Cases, 55 members of Single Parent Families, 7 Physically Disabled persons, 15 Unaccompanied Elderly persons, 3 Single Females, 66 members of deported families, 144 member of poor families and 50 persons with substance abuse concerns.

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