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HEAT assessment for Undocumented Returnees in Behsud District of Nangarhar province (13 Mar 17)


Joint need assessment of Undocumented Returnees in Bandabela, Wochtangi and Daman of Behsud district


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 21-Nov-2016 to start surveying these families. Based on the decision, NRC started assessments in different districts of Kunar, 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 12, 13, Feb- 2017, NRC conducted assessment with DoRR in Behsood district of Nangarhar province where we found 87 undocumented unassisted returnee families which make a total of 609 individuals; as 87 families and 609 individuals, the average household size for this caseload is 7.0 person
40% of the beneficiaries has listed winterization while 25 has listed NFI as their first priority where 47% have listed NFI and 24% have listed winterization as second priority. at the same time 39% has listed health as their third priority. While communicating with the beneficiaries, they emphasized on winterization items by telling NFIs, so, the first priority of these families is winterization.
these families have already received shelter assistance (TS) from NRC and some other assistance for food, NFI, health & sanitation assistance from other organizations. They were still in need of winterization items
Base on assessment team’s observations, the families are living in a bad condition therefore the team recommended them for emergency assistance and as their first priority need they are eligible for winterization assistance.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
с 12 Мар 2017 по 13 Мар 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