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HEAT assessment for Undocumented Returnees in Qarghayi District of Laghman province (02 Feb 2017)


Joint need assessment of undocumented Returnees in Malik Qala, Charbagh, Chapadara, Aziz khan kas, Nahri Karim in Qarghayi


Direct Observation

Key findings: 

These families were living in Pakistan as undocumented/unregistered refugees and passed years there. Due to recent clashes, the government of Pakistan decided to expel all these families. They were finally forced and made to pass the border. When they arrived to Afghanistan, they settled in different locations and since they were forced evictees they left all assets and livelihood in Pakistan and couldn’t bring many things with them. As they were in emergency situation; hence a need assessment conducted and observed that these families are living in extreme bad condition and are in needs of emergency assistance.

Based on the situation NRC conducted assessment with DoRR in Qarghayee district of Laghman province where we found 271 undocumented unassisted returnee families which make a total of 1779 individuals; as 271 families and 1768 individuals, the average household size for this caseload is 6.52 persons
93% of the beneficiaries has listed food while 6% listed NFI as their first priority followed by winterization and shelter.
Base on assessment team’s observations, the families are living in extremely bad condition therefore the team recommended them for emergency assistance.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
16 Jan 2017 to 01 Feb 2017
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
Participating Organization(s): 
Government of Afghanistan - Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation
Needs Assessment