Pakistan — Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (21 May - 03 June 2023)
Jun 03 2023
- Flow Monitoring
Between 21 May and 03 June 2023, 4,866 undocumented Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 2,074 through the Torkham border point and 2,792 through the Chaman border point. Border authorities facilitated the return of 273 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 33,904 undocumented Afghan returnees (between 1 January - 3 June 2023) 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 21 May and 3 June 2023, IOM interviewed 226 respondents.