Flow Monitoring of Afghan Returnees – Bi-Weekly Report (16 - 31 October 2023)
Oct 31 2023
- Flow Monitoring
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Pakistan collects data on the outflows of Afghans at the Torkham and Chaman border crossing points to better understand the movements of Afghans returning to Afghanistan. Between 16 and 31 October 2023, 108,782 Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 85,076 through the Torkham border point and 23,706 through the Chaman border point. In addition, border authorities forcibly returned 345 individuals due to a lack of valid documentation. Cumulatively, since 1 January 2023, IOM identified 230,567 Afghan returnees at the two border crossings, excluding those forcibly returned.