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HEAT assessment for Undocumented Returnees in Surkhrod District of Nangarhar province (23 Feb 17)


Joint need assessment of Undocumented Returnees in Cheknowri, Sia sang, sheikh mesri, Charbagh, Dosaraka areas of Surkhrod


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.

Looking to the situation, HRT in east decided to assist these families with emergency assistance they notified humanitarian organization on 20-Nov-2016 to start surveying these families. Based on the decision, NRC started assessments in different districts of Kuna, Laghman and Nangarhar in order to identify the undocumented returnee families in need of emergency assistance. After assisting hundreds of families in other areas, on 20-23 Feb 2017, NRC conducted assessment with DoRR in Surkhrood district of Nangarhar province where we found 87 undocumented unassisted returnee families which make a total of 556 individuals; as 87 families and 556 individuals, The average household size for this caseload is 6.31 person
100% of the beneficiaries has listed food as their first priority, 98% of them listed NFIs as second priority followed by 66% other (winterization health and WASH) as third priority.
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): 
20 Feb 2017 to 23 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