Pakistan — Spontaneous Returns of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan (14 - 27 March 2021)

Contact
DTM Pakistan, DTMPakistan@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Pakistan
Period Covered
Mar 14 2021 -
Mar 27 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 14 to 27 March 2021, 853 undocumented Afghan migrants returned to Afghanistan, including 94 through the Torkham border point and 759 through the Chaman border point. During the reporting period, border authorities facilitated the return of 34 individuals due to the lack of legal documentation to remain in Pakistan. Therefore, information concerning these 34 individuals is not included in the report analysis