Flow Monitoring of Afghan Returnees – Bi-Weekly Report (1 - 15 September 2023)




DTM Pakistan, iomisbdtmremapteam@iom.int
Period Covered
Sep 01 2023
Sep 15 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

IOM Pakistan collects data on the outflows of Afghan migrants at the Torkham and Chaman border crossing points to better understand the migration movements of Afghan migrants returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan.

Between 1 and 15 September 2023, 3,808 Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 730 through the Torkham border point and 3,078 through the Chaman border point. Border authorities facilitated the return of 228 individuals due to the lack of legal documentation to remain in Pakistan. Information about these individuals is not included in the count. Although IOM identified 63,852 Afghan returnees (between 1 January - 15 September 2023) at two border crossings, this may not reflect the total number of 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 1 and 15 September 2023, IOM interviewed 225 respondents.