UNHCR monitors refugee returnees through the process of Voluntary Repatriation to Afghanistan. As part of this process, UNHCR interviews refugees willing to return to Afghanistan at the Voluntary Repatriation Centers in the country of asylum, monitors the return condition through household-level interviews at the Encashment Centers in Afghanistan and follows up on the returnees' situation in the areas of return one to six months later through phone surveys. Upon return to Afghanistan, returnees are assisted at four Encashment Centers with a cash grant to support their immediate humanitarian needs and transportation costs. Returning refugees receive a cash grant up to USD 250 per individual, as well as a range of services to support their reintegration.
This dataset is from household interviews at the Encashment Centers. Other datasets from Encashment Centers are available for each year from 2010 to 2020. The objective of the interviews is to record details on the returnee households and family members including the amount of cash grant received.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
The data covers returnee groups (households) including the following information:
1. Location (origin, return, camp and point of entry)
2. Total number of individuals returned (and number of females)
3. Departure and encashment date
4. Cash grant (for transportation and reintegration)
The survey covers all returnee households returned to Afghanistan during 2020.