Pakistan - Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (12 - 25 February 2023)




DTM Pakistan,
Period Covered
Feb 12 2023
Feb 25 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

IOM Pakistan collects data on the outflows of undocumented Afghan migrants at the Torkham and Chaman border crossing points in an effort to better understand the migration movements
of undocumented Afghan migrants returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan. This exercise is part of the European Union funded project “Displacement Tracking Matrix Regional Evidence for Migration
Analysis and Policy (DTM REMAP)”.

Between 12 February and 25 February 2023, 2,772 undocumented Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 1,044 through the Torkham border point and 1,728 through the Chaman border point. Border authorities facilitated the return of 212 individuals due to the lack of legal documentation to remain in Pakistan. Therefore, information about these individuals are not included in the count. Although IOM identified 7,481 undocumented Afghan returnees at two border crossings, this may not reflect the total number of undocumented 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 12 February and 25 February 2023, IOM interviewed 152 respondents.