Afghanistan — Return of Undocumented Afghans Weekly Situation Report (2-8 December 2018)
A total of 13,644 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran through the Milak (Nimroz) and Herat (Islam Qala) border crossings between 02 - 08 Dec 2018, 5% more than in the previous week (12,965). This brings the total number of undocumented returnees from Iran since 01 January 2018 to 735,277.
A total of 331 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through the Turkham (Nangarhar) and Spin Boldak (Kandahar) border crossings from 02 to 08 December 2018, according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Of the total returnees, 270 were spontaneous returnees and 61 were deported. This number marks an 46% decrease compared to the previous week (617). The total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan since 01 January 2018 is now 31,023. IOM provided post-arrival assistance to 87% of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan (287 individuals).