Afghanistan

Community Response Map

Reintegration Sustainability

68

Total Respondents

Gender

Male:
64
Female:
4
Type of Returnee Total
Individual 64
Family 4
Level of Education
3
Bachelor's Degree 1
High School 12
Illiterate 21
Intermediate 6
Masters/graduate Degree 1
No Education 3
Primary 10
Secondary 10
Some College 1

Business Set-up

Type of reintegration assistance
2
Business set-up (Specify) 61
Education 2
Job placement 4
Housing support 2
Vulnerabilities
67
Medical Case 1
Total Interview Method
1
41 In person
25 By phone
1 Other
Currency Cash Amount Granted
USD 11,274
GBP 1,650
EUR 8,500
Interview Date
1 Saturday, August 13, 2016
1 Saturday, December 3, 2016
1 Monday, July 10, 2017
1 Monday, July 17, 2017
1 Wednesday, July 26, 2017
2 Sunday, July 30, 2017
3 Thursday, August 3, 2017
1 Monday, August 7, 2017
1 Thursday, August 10, 2017
3 Sunday, August 13, 2017
Departure Date
1 Tuesday, February 2, 2016
1 Sunday, May 29, 2016
1 Sunday, June 19, 2016
1 Sunday, July 3, 2016
1 Saturday, August 6, 2016
1 Tuesday, August 9, 2016
1 Sunday, August 21, 2016
1 Sunday, August 28, 2016
1 Friday, September 2, 2016
1 Saturday, September 10, 2016
Country of Departure
2
Austria 4
Denmark 10
France 3
Sweden 1
United Kingdom 48
City / Area of Return
4
Puli Khumri 1
Char Darah 1
Aybak 2
Sangcharak 1
Kabul Province 7
Dehsabz 1
Kabul 23
Paghman 1
Maidan Wardak Province 2

Over all situation of Return-Crosscutting Issues

2.1. Do you have access to basic shelter, essential food and potable water?
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28 Yes
1 No
Total 2.2. As a returnee, having access to public services and social security schemes is for you:
39
2 Easier as for the members of your community of origin
19 The same
4 I don’t know
4 No such services available (i.e. non-existing)

In comparison with the situation before you left

2.3.a Economic situation 2.3.b Health system 2.3.c Infrastructure and basic services 2.3.d Housing access 2.3.e Social and cultural life 2.3.f Public safety/Security 2.3.g Education opportunities
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1 Improved Improved Improved Improved Improved Improved Improved
1 Improved Improved Improved Improved The same Improved Improved
1 Improved Improved Improved Improved The same Worsened Improved
4 Improved Improved Improved Improved The same The same Improved
3 Improved Improved Improved The same Improved Worsened Improved
1 Improved Improved Improved The same The same Improved Improved
1 Improved Improved Improved The same The same Worsened Improved
2 Improved Improved Improved The same The same The same Improved
1 Improved Improved The same The same Improved Worsened Improved

Reintegration into the Economic Sphere

3.1. As a returnee, having access to employment is for you:
39
3 Easier as for the members of your community of origin
15 The same
5 More difficult
6 I don’t know
3.2. Please clarify your current status (tick all that apply):
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22 I am self-employed (the business I set up with the support IOM’s reintegration assistance is still operational)
3 I am employed
2 I am currently looking for a job
1 I am a student/trainee ( go to question 3.8)
2 Other
3.3. How are you able to support yourself now? (tick all that apply)
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21 Income-generating activity (small business)
3 Salary
5 Assistance from friends/relatives
2 Other
3.4. Is the income enough to support yourself and/or a member of your family/community?
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5 Yes, only myself. – Please specify monthly income. USD
18 Yes, myself and other people. – How many? Please specify monthly income. USD
4 No
3.7. Did you face any challenge to run your business?
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3 Yes, financial issues
1 Yes, personnel issues (capacities, lack of training, health issues).
19 No, I didn’t face any issue, the business is running well.
3 Not applicable
3.8. Are you currently enrolled in a training / education course?
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1 Training / education course started but not yet completed
1 Enrolled but training / education course not started yet
8 Not enrolled
3.9. Do you think that the course/training will improve your professional prospects for the future?
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2 Yes
1 I don’t know
4 Not applicable

Access to Basic Public Services

4.1. As a returnee, having access to medical services, housing/accommodation, education for you or your children (if applicable)
39
8 Easier as for the members of your community of origin
17 The same
2 More difficult
2 I don’t know
4.2. Are you satisfied with your access to medical services, houses/accommodation, education for you or your children (if applic
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20 Yes, completely
3 Yes, but only partially
5 No, not at all
2 I don’t know
4.3. If you face difficulties please precise the field and reasons (more than one can apply):
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3 Housing / accommodation
1 Couldn’t return to own places (currently staying with friends/relatives, shelter or camp)
3 Accommodation in poor condition
5 Rental cost too expensive
1 Education (for you or your children, if applicable)
3 Medical services
1 Problems in continuing / starting an adequate medical/therapeutic treatment
3 Medical services too expensive
1 Medical services too far

Social Reintegration

5.1. How did your family/friends react to your return?
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26 Positively
1 Neither positively or negatively
1 Negatively
2 I prefer not to answer
5.2. Have your family/friends played any role in facilitating your reintegration in your region of origin?
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14 Yes
12 No
4 I dont know
5.3. Have you experienced any difficulties in readapting to the local culture, customs, and norms in your community?
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29 No
1 I dont know
5.4. Do you feel that you will be able to rely on your family/community in the future?
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24 Yes
4 No
2 I dont know

Delivery of Reintegration Assistance in the country of origin


In-Kind

6.1. How long did it take from the moment you returned until you met with IOM staff with regards to the provision of your reinte
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7 Less than one week
4 Less than one month
15 More than one month
6.2. Was it easy for you to contact the IOM office (in person/by phone)?
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27 Yes
6.3. Has the distribution of the in-kind reintegration assistance already started?
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17 Yes, I received the entire reintegration grant
3 Partly, payments are still on-going
5 No, not yet – (see question 6.4)
6.4. Have you encountered any problems with the delivery of the reintegration assistance?
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19 No problem
3 Difficulty in providing documents requested by IOM
1 Business in remote area
2 Security problems

Cash

6.5. How long did it take from the moment you returned until you met with IOM staff to receive your cash reintegration grant?
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3 Less than one week
3 More than one month
6.6. Was it easy for you to contact the IOM office (in person/by phone)?
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8 Yes
6.7. Did you receive the cash grant you were entitled to?
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6 Yes, I received the entire cash grant
1 Partly, payments are still on-going (several installments)
1 No, not yet – (see question 6.10)
6.8. How did you receive the cash reintegration grant?
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4 Cash in envelope
3 Other
6.9. How did you use /do you plan to use the cash reintegration grant?
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2 Daily subsistence (food, clothes, etc.)
1 Medical needs
3 Investment in income-generating activity (small business)
2 Other
6.10. Have you encountered any problems with the reception of the cash grant? (tick all that apply)
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6 No problem
1 Local bureaucracy/corruption

Final Questions/ recommendations made by the returnee

7.1. Do you consider that your decision to return was a good decision
55
10 Yes, my expectations have been fulfilled
2 No, returning didn’t match with expectations
1 I don’t feel I had a choice
7.2. How satisfied are you with your overall current situation?
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22 Satisfied – ( go to question 7.6)
4 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied – ( go to question 7.6)
2 Dissatisfied
1 I don’t know
7.3. If you are not satisfied with your current situation, please explain why:
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1 I have financial problems
1 I don’t feel safe (public safety/security issues)
1 Other.
7.6. How would you assess the impact of the reintegration assistance in meeting your basic needs during the first months upon re
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4 Low, the reintegration assistance has not met my basic needs
14 Average, the reintegration assistance has met part of my basic needs
6 High, the reintegration assistance has fully met my basic needs
7.7. How would you assess the impact of the reintegration assistance on your self-sufficiency (i.e. to be able to satisfy your n
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2 Low, I will continue to depend highly on external sources
14 Average, I will require some specific assistance from exernal sources
12 High, I will not require assistance from external sources
7.9. Where do you see yourself living in the future?
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18 In the current place of return
11 I don’t know
7.12. Did the provision of reintegration assistance influence your decision to return:
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7 Yes, this was an important factor.
6 No