4Mi Returns: Data direct from returning refugees and migrants
The 4Mi Returns dashboard kicks-off with a total of 2,046 surveys collected from 1st March to 31st July 2021 with recently returned refugees and migrants in Afghanistan. Data can be filtered by gender, age, country of return, date of interview, date of return and, importantly, type of return. The latter allows users to see, for example, important differences in experiences, challenges and re-migration intentions between those who were deported versus those who returned spontaneously or through an assisted voluntary return programme. Given the increasing political and economic uncertainty facing Afghanistan at present – historically, two of the largest drivers of migration for Afghans – it is crucial to keen focus on the struggles and needs of those who continue to be returned or deported. MMC aims to start implementing the 4Mi Returns survey among returnees in other relevant countries; once data comes in, this will be added to the 4Mi Returns dashboard.