AFGHANISTAN CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY REPORT TWO YEARS OF MIXED MIGRATION IN REVIEW (15 August 2021 - 15 August 2023)
ContactRDH Asia and the Pacific Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Period CoveredAug 15 2021
Aug 15 2023
- Flow Monitoring
From when the reporting period started to where it ends, (15 August 2021 to 15 August 2023), the gap between total outflows and inflows has dwindled between Afghanistan and two of its neighbouring countries, that is the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan.
By the second half of the reporting period, cross-border movements reached close to a 1 to1 ratio between outflows (4,307,755) and inflows (4,314,442).
Changes in these flows across this two year period may be more generally attributed to the combination of tighter governmental controls on border crossings, temporary border closures, and fear of deportations of Afghan nationals living abroad. The following sections point to notable peaks and downturns in mobility flows to help put into perspective the timeline and context in which IOM operates in.