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HEAT assessment for Undocumented Returnees in Khogyani District of Nangarhar province (28 Sept 2016)


Joint need assessment of Undocumented Returnees in Khogyani district of Nangarhar


Direct Observation

Key findings: 

The families returned back from Pakistan due to force eviction by government. The families were living in Pakistan for more than 30 years and they were thinking that Pakistan is their own country but it was not in fact just they were there as guests. Recently the government of Pakistan decided to expel the undocumented/un-registered refugees living in Pakistan. The decision was taken when the relationship between these two countries got worst. The families who were unregistered warned and told them that you must move and turn back to your home town Afghanistan otherwise; you will be faced with serious action. As the families were lived there for more than 30 years and have common livelihood and business and most of them had constructed houses for themselves. The families did not think that they will face such situation to leave everything to the government of Pakistan because of no official documentation. The government of Pakistan was too crucial in its decision and expels all un-registered Afghan refugees by forced and passed them from the border. Some of them were arrested and put them in jails seriously beaten and their families also identified and passed from the border. As it was an emergency in eastern region so IOM& DoRR conducted some teams to just register them in zero point and do some advocacy and called all humanitarian actors to consider the emergency come up from undocumented returnees. After that the UN-OCHA called all cluster for the assessment and response so a quick need assessment for the undocumented returnees conducted. All clusters were present during the need assessment and needs of them identified. As the UNOCHA was leading agency for the need assessment and response so the data collected and shared with related clusters.
The Chamtala Township was the host of the many undocumented families so the needs of Food, NFIs, Tents and Winterization submitted to NRC that NRC should be responsible to cover their needs according to NRC capacity and the other needs submitted to the clusters.
Base on the capacity, NRC started the verification of the reported families on 1-December-2016 and have been verified 100 families who were eligible for NFI, Food and winterization and the verification is going on and will be reported soon, so, the verified families are in need of emergency assistance and it is better to assist them as soon as possible.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
07 Jul 2016 to 28 Sep 2016
Report completed
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Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
Participating Organization(s): 
Government of Afghanistan - Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation
Needs Assessment