Pakistan — Spontaneous Returns of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan (12 - 25 September 2021)

Contact
DTM Pakistan, DTMPakistan@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Pakistan
Period Covered
Sep 12 2021 -
Sep 25 2021
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

IOM Pakistan collects data on the outflows of undocumented Afghan migrants at the Torkham and Chaman border crossing points in an effort to better understand the migration movements of undocumented Afghan migrants returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan. This exercise is part of the European Union funded project "Displacement Tracking Matrix Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (DTM REMAP)".

From 12 to 25 September 2021, 2,064 undocumented Afghan migrants returned to Afghanistan, including 103 through the Torkham border point and 1,961 through the Chaman border point. The number of individuals who returned through the Torkham border crossing remained low as a consequence of the restrictions imposed by the Pakistan Border Authorities in light of the security situation at the border with Afghanistan and the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tags:
  • COVID19
  • Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (REMAP)