Research report

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Published by: Mixed Migration Platform, REACH

Region: Asia, Europe, Middle East

Countries

Afghanistan

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Protection & risksReturnsTrends in migration

Migration from Afghanistan to Europe:

Drivers, return and reintegration

An assessment of Afghan returnees from Europe, their socio-economic profile, the motivations behind their return, and their challenges and vulnerabilities upon arrival back in Afghanistan.

The decision to migrate to a new country is complex. Perhaps even harder is the decision to return from a host country to a person’s country of origin. Increasing numbers of Afghans are making these decisions, and often under strained and difficult circumstances. While research exists on different aspects of decision making surrounding migration to Europe, little has been done to understand the thought process and the experience of returning when circumstances in Europe do not permit for asylum and resettlement.

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