Afghanistan — Kandahar Baseline Mobility Assessment Summary Results (November — December 2017)

DTM Afghanistan,
Period Covered
Nov 01 2017 -
Dec 31 2017
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment


In Afghanistan, DTM employs the Baseline Mobility Assessment tool, designed to track mobility, determine the population sizes and locations of forcibly displaced people, reasons for displacement, places of origin, displacement locations and times of displacement, including basic demographics, as well as vulnerabilities and priority needs. Data is collected at the settlement level, through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and direct observations. This provincial report summarises the DTM findings in Kandahar. Over the collection period, 16 districts, and 384 settlements were assessed, and 2,096 key informants interviewed. Between 2012-2017, 76,388 returnees from abroad, 181,511 IDPs, 87,992 IDPs how have returned to their home, 16,559 out-migrants who fled abroad (including 156 who fled to Europe) were identified. 1,946, or 5% of, returnees or IDPs live in tents or in the open air. More than 50% of persons from Ghorak, Khakrez, Miyanshin, Nesh, Reg, Shorabak have fled their homes as IDPs, while 64% of persons in Panwayi were IDPs and have returned home, one in three persons from Arghandab, Panjwayi, Reg and Shorabak is either an IDP or a Returnee, and one in four persons from Reg has fled abroad. 

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