Flow Monitoring of Afghan Returnees – Bi-Weekly Report (1 - 15 October 2023)
Oct 15 2023
- Flow Monitoring
Between 01 and 15 October 2023, 37,317 Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 26,896 through the Torkham border point and 10,421 through the Chaman border point. In addition, border authorities forcibly returned 614 individuals due to a lack of valid documentation. Cumulatively, since 1 January 2023, IOM identified 121,977 Afghan returnees at the two border crossings, excluding those forcibly returned.
On 26 September 2023, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in Pakistan announced its decision to enact an “Illegal Foreigners’ Repatriation Plan”. The plan comprises of mechanisms to consolidate databases of “illegal foreigners” in the country, check entry of new illegal entrants, apprehension, deportation, repatriation of illegal/ overstaying foreigners.