Pakistan — Spontaneous Returns of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan (29 August - 11 September 2021)

DTM Pakistan,
Period Covered
Aug 29 2021 -
Sep 11 2021
  • Flow Monitoring


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 29 August to 11 September 2021, 1,312 undocumented Afghan migrants returned to Afghanistan, including 76 through the Torkham border point and 1,236 through the Chaman border point. During the reporting period, border authorities facilitated the return of 680 individuals due to the lack of legal documentation to remain in Pakistan. Therefore, information concerning these 680 individuals is not included in the report analysis.

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