Pakistan — Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (19—25 March 2017)

Contact
DTM Pakistan, iomisbdtmremapteam@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Pakistan
Period Covered
Mar 19 2017
Mar 25 2017
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

  • During the week of 19th – 25th March 2017, a total of 869 (143 families) undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan through the Torkham border.
  • Movement trends for the reporting period indicate:
    • Of the total, 62% individuals returned from district Peshawar and 10% returned from Rawalpindi in Punjab.
    • Approximately 62% individuals intended to return to Nangarhar, 28% to Kabul in Afghanistan.
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that many families were unable return as the vehicle drivers without documentation (valid passport/visa) were not allowed to cross the border. Subsequently, return trend is expected to remain low over the next couple of weeks.