Pakistan — Spontaneous Returns of Undocumented Afghans from Pakistan (30 July - 12 August 2022)

Contact
DTM Pakistan, iomisbdtmremapteam@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Pakistan
Period Covered
Jul 30 2022
Aug 12 2022
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

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 30 July to 12 Aug 2022, 3,031 undocumented Afghan migrants returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan, including 1,048 through the Torkham border point and 1,983 through the Chaman border point. During the reporting period, border authorities facilitated the return of 283 individuals due to the lack of legal documentation to remain in Pakistan. Therefore, information concerning these 283 individuals is not included in the report analysis.