Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (4 - 10 February 2018)
570 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
11,912 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
2,733 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
62,154 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
62% of returnees from Pakistan (354 individuals) assisted
4% of returnees from Iran (443 individuals) assisted
85 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 1 from Pakistan
51 Special Cases, (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 36 from Pakistan
46 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan
Return from Pakistan
A total of 570 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from 03—10 Feb 2018, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 324 were spontaneous returnees and 246 were deported. This number marks a 3% decrease compared to the previous week (590). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2018 is now 2,733. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 62% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (354 individuals), including 258 individuals in poor families, 59 individuals in single parent families, 36 special cases and 1 unaccompanied migrant children. 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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