Pakistan — Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Migrants: Summary Report 2022
Dec 31 2022
- Flow Monitoring
This yearly summary report, in addition to bi-weekly and quarterly reports, aims to contribute to a better understanding of return movements of undocumented Afghan returnees by conducting more in-depth analysis on the data that was collected in 2022.
According to the analysis, the number of undocumented Afghans returning from Pakistan has increased significantly, nearly threefold, in comparison to 2021. This rise in returns can be attributed to the significant geopolitical changes that took place in Afghanistan between 2021 and 2022. The data also shows that the number of undocumented Afghans leaving the country was higher in the last quarter at Torkham border and in the first quarter at Chaman border. This increase in undocumented returnees is mostly due to the relaxation of border restrictions compared to the previous year.