Pakistan — Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (07 May- 20 May 2023)
May 20 2023
- Flow Monitoring
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.
Between 7 May and 20 May 2023, 5,275 undocumented Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 1,472 through the Torkham border point and 3,803 through the Chaman border point. Border authorities facilitated the return of 76 individuals due to the lack of legal documentation to remain in Pakistan. Therefore, information about these individuals are not included in the count. Although IOM identified 29,038 undocumented Afghan returnees (between 1 January - 20 May 2023) at two border crossings, this may not reflect the total number of undocumented Afghan returnees. Moreover, for this study, only the head of household or representative of the family were interviewed. This means that the number of interviews conducted by the enumerators is lower than the number of returnees recorded by IOM. Between 07 April and 20 May 2023, IOM interviewed 252 respondents.