growing connections between afghanistan + pakistan:
pakistan has led the highest number of afghan refugees since 1979 due to the effects of conflict and persecution. today, one of the biggest bilateral migrant corridor continues to be between afghanistan and pakistan over the durand line border.
it is estimated that there is a daily average of 40,000 persons who make cross border movement between both countries. today, it tends to be temporary migrants, rather than refugees. it is also dominated by single individuals, men aged 18 and above, who cross the border without their families, and often do not possess official travel papers, so remain undocumented [illegal migrants] through the porous border