IOM estimates more than 21000 returnees from Iran and Pak since new year day

The International Organisation for Migration brought out their latest weekly report for Afghanistan.

It has estimated that there were 21,936 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019 out of which 20,986 were from Iran and 950 were Pakistan.

Furthermore, there were 7475 returns alone from Iran between 13-19 Jan and 320 from Pakistan for the same period. Thus returnees from Pakistan rose by 156% compared to the week prior.

IOM clarified that 81% of returnees from Pakistan were assisted (259) and 6% of returnees from Iran were assisted (477).

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