Pakistan - Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (15 - 28 January 2023)
Feb 28 2023
- Flow Monitoring
Between 15 January and 28 January 2023, 1,416 undocumented Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 805 through the Torkham border point and 611 through the Chaman border point. Border authorities facilitated the return of 48 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 2,732 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 15 January and 28 January 2023, IOM interviewed 46 respondents.