Pakistan - Flow Monitoring of Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (26 February - 11 March)
Mar 11 2023
- Flow Monitoring
Between 26 February and 11 March 2023, 6,264 undocumented Afghan nationals spontaneously returned to Afghanistan, including 3,132 through the Torkham border point and 3,132 through the Chaman border point. Border authorities facilitated the return of 422 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 13,745 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 26 February and 11 March 2023, IOM interviewed 243 respondents.