RETURN OF UNDOCUMENTED AFGHANS (29 JAN - 4 FEB 2017)

Organization: 
IOM
Extension: 
PDF
Region: 
Afghanistan
Year: 
2017
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From 29 January to 4 February 2017, a total of 1,202 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Torkham border (Nangarhar province) and Spin Boldak border (Kandahar province). This is a 8% increase in returns from the previous week. Of the total, 1,047 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 155 were deported individuals. This brings the total number of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan to 7,086 since 1 January 2017.  During the reporting period, IOM assisted 980 (81%) undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan, including 125 single parents and 76 special cases.