Afghanistan — Return of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan and Iran (2015) Overview
Dec 31 2015
Between January and December 2015, a total of 663,295 Afghans spontaneously returned and were deported through Torkham, Islam Qala, Milak and Spin Boldak borders. Compared with the same period in 2014, spontaneous returns through the four borders have increased by 31% (416,457 vs. 318,570), while deportations have increased by 8 % (246,838 vs. 228,111). The rise in spontaneous returns can be largely attributed to the dramatic increase in returns from Pakistan through Torkham since the beginning of the year, as explained in detail on the next page.