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HEAT assessment for Undocumented Returnees in KuzKunar, Surkhrod and Behsud District of Nangarhar province (13 Feb17)


Joint need assessment of undocumented Returnees in Behsud, Surkhrod and Kuzkunar


Direct Observation

Key findings: 

These families were living in Pakistan as undocumented/unregistered refugees and passed years there. Due to clashes in August 2016, 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 was 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 representatives in Behsood, Surkhrood, and Kuz kunar districts of Nangarhar province where we found more than 900 families who were in need of food, NFIs, and shelter. Having limited capacity in hand, NRC assisted these families with emergency shelter and winterization kits in last 4 months; during the period all humanitarian actors started assisting these families, since, they were in dire need of emergency assistance.
In order to make sure that the families who were assisted with tent and winter kits are also supported with food and nonfood items assistance, on 01-Feb-2017 NRC started reassessment and verification of the mentioned families and found that 264 families were still in need of food and NFIs and the rest of them were either assisted by other agencies or by NRC through other projects.
These 264 undocumented unassisted returnee families make a total of 1737 individuals; as 264 families and 1737 individuals, the average household size for this caseload is 6.58 persons
99% of the beneficiaries has listed food while 1% listed shelter as their first priority followed by NFI and other (education, Hygiene, etc.) as their second and third priorities.
Base on assessment team’s observations, the families are living in extremely bad condition therefore the team recommended them for emergency assistance of food and nonfood items.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Feb 2017 to 13 Feb 2017
Report completed
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Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
Participating Organization(s): 
Government of Afghanistan - Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation
Needs Assessment