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Registered Refugees from Afghanistan

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Refugee Returnees to Afghanistan

Registered Refugees from Afghanistan JSON 
2,373,730
Last updated 31 Aug 2020
Source - UNHCR 
Registered Refugees by Country JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Iran (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 5 Feb 2015
  40.1%
951,142
Pakistan (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
  59.9%
1,422,588

Significant numbers of additional Afghans, uncounted and undocumented, exist in both countries.
Registered refugee returnees to Afghanistan in 2020 JSON 
1,387
Last updated 14 Oct 2020
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Returnees JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Pakistan UNHCR 14 Oct 2020
  50.0%
693
Iran (Islamic Rep. of) UNHCR 14 Oct 2020
  46.5%
645
Others UNHCR 14 Oct 2020
  3.5%
49


Registered refugee returnees to Afghanistan by year JSON 
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    The Republic of Korea and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have joined hands to construct permanent houses for 253 families in the priority return areas of Afghanistan
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    Afghanistan: ES-NFI Cluster Regional HRP Dashboards May 2020

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  • More than 40 years after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, nearly 5 million Afghans remain displaced outside of the country by successive waves of conflict. Of these, 90% are hosted by the Islamic Republics of Pakistan and Iran respectively. In addition, over 2 million Afghans are internally displaced today within their own country.

    Pending a lasting solution to the Afghan crisis, these two countries who have generously hosted the overwhelming majority for decades need continuing support. Equally, investment and development remain critically needed within Afghanistan to bolster infrastructure and support communities to make safe and voluntary repatriation sustainable and lasting.

    Funding (2020)
    $123,200,000
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 1 July 2020 (3 months ago)
      Links
    Afghanistan | HumanitarianResponse
    HDX | Afghanistan datasets
    IOM Afghanistan
    Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation
    Government of Afghanistan
    UNHCR Iran
    UNHCR Iran Website
    UNHCR Pakistan on Global Focus
    Global Focus is UNHCR’s main operational reporting portal for donors and other key partners. This site provides an overview of the protection risks that refugees and other populations of concern to UNHCR face across the world, as well as regularly updated information about the organization’s programmes, operations, financial requirements, funding levels and donor contributions.
    UNHCR Pakistan Page
    UNHCR Pakistan Website
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    Coronavirus – Now is not the time to forget Afghanistan and its neighbours

    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 14 Apr 2020

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that leaving Afghans and their host communities behind will have a far-reaching and negative impact on global efforts to fight the virus. The coronavirus poses a ve... Read more

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    Ending the Afghan exile

    AlJazeera, 16 Dec 2019

    Some 2.7 million Afghans live as refugees abroad. Their future depends on solidarity and action today. This month marks 40 years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Since December 1979, almost unending waves of conflict and violence have forced successive generations of Afghan men, women and ... Read more

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    UNHCR urges intensified support for displaced Afghans and refugee hosting nations

    UNHCR, 13 Dec 2019

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for intensified support for displaced Afghans and their hosting communities, ahead of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, next week. As we enter the fifth decade of Afghan displacement, some 4.6 million Afghans remain uprooted globally – incl... Read more

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    More support needed for refugee education in Iran

    UNHCR, 06 Dec 2019

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education opportunities for nearly half a million Afghan children in the country, and recognizes that the country needs greater humanitarian support because of the economic challenges it faces today. Iran has been one of the world’s ... Read more

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