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Displaced population tracked by DTM in Pakistan
Latest IDP estimates from IDMC
106,000
In Pakistan, IDMC GRID Dec 2019
Total population in Pakistan
As of 2018 World Bank
Region
Asia and the Pacific

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  • Administrative division with available number of displaced persons
  • Site assessed by DTM

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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the year has affected global and regional mobility, including mobility in Pakistan, through various travel disruptions and restrictions.

This report is based on data collected through DTM’s Comprehensive Migration Flow Survey (CMFS) is based on the collection of primary data, which provides information on migration flows towards Europe from Afghanistan whilst focusing on eight them

This map provides information on the districts of origin in Pakistan and the intended provinces of destination in Afghanistan during the period between January 1 and 31 December 2019.

Since 2017, DTM Pakistan has collected data on return movements of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan at two official border points (Torkham and Chaman/Spin Boldak). 

Since 2017, DTM Pakistan has collected data on return movements of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan at two official border points (Torkham and Chaman/Spin Boldak) between the two countries.

The key finding of this report is that motivations for Pakistani emigration revolve primarily around seeking better livelihood and income opportunities. This is reinforced by the historical relevance of labour migration out of Pakistan as well as previous data collection and analyses by IOM DTM.

The Pakistan migration snapshot provides an overview of migration trends in, to and from Pakistan.

A consistent trend to return to areas of origin is observed; however, 6,151 families remained displaced in Sindh and Balochistan, with inaccessible place of origin cited as the main impediment to return (82%), and majority of IDPs fearing they will remain displaced for at least 1 to 3 months.

111 temporary settlements hosting 16,926 individuals (2,870 families) have been identified in Ghotki, Larkana, Qamber Shahdadkot and Sukkur. 95% are spontaneous settlements and no instances of planned tent sites were found in these districts.

201 temporary settlements hosting 32,269 individuals have been assessed in Jacobabad, Kashmore and Shikarpur. Settlements lack proper structure; 78% are spontaneous settlements.

This dashboard displays information as of 8 March 2012 by cluster consisting of a map and data represented in graphs.  

In Umerkot district TSSU recorded 44 temporary settlements (TS) with 1,073 families (5,841 individuals). All 44 settlements are spontaneous, with no camp management or site management agency. 44% TSs indicate they will stay 1-3 months, 33% indicate 3 months or more.

TSSU recorded nine temporary settlements (TS) with 189 families (1,020 individuals). All nine settlements are spontaneous without camp management or site management agency. Four TSs indicate they will stay one-three months, five indicate that they will remain for three or more months.

This dashboard displays key TSSU information as of 2 February 2012 consisting of a map and data represented in graphs.  

This dashboard displays information as of 2 February 2012 by cluster consisting of a map and data represented in graphs.  

According to the fifth phase of the TSSU assessment, there are 241 settlements with 10,379 families (55,953 individuals). 80% of all temporary settlements (TS) are spontaneous and 14% are planned tent sites. 92% of TSs have no official camp management structure.

This report contains the analysis and findings of the Temporary Settlement Support Unit (TSSU) assessment. During the course of this survey, teams visited 2,572 temporary settlements. It was discovered that 1,430 settlements were closed while 1,142 settlements remain open.

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in Umerkot district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in Tharparkar district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in Tando Allahyar district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in  Shaheed Benazirabad district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in Sanghar district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in Mirpur district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map displays number and locations of temporary settlements in Matiari district as of 14 December 2011 (Logistics cluster).

This map provides information on the type of settlements in Pakistan of Undocumented Afghan returnees during the period between January 1 and 31 December 2019.  In 2019, a rented house was the most common type of settlement for undocumented returnees in Pakistan. However, the type of settlement differs according to the different districts.

This map provides information on the type of settlements in Pakistan of Undocumented Afghan returnees during the period between January 1 and 31 December 2020.  In 2020, a rented house was the most common type of settlement for undocumented returnees in Pakistan. However, the type of settlement differs according to the different districts.

This map provides information on the districts of origin in Pakistan and the intended provinces of destination in Afghanistan during the period between January 1 and 31 December 2020. The majority of undocumented Afghan returnees came from five districts in Pakistan: Killa Abdullah, Quetta, Karachi, Pishin and Peshawar. The main intended destination provinces in Afghanistan of undocumented returnees were Kandahar, Kunduz, Kabul, Nangarhar and Hilmand.

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