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Refugee returnees to Afghanistan in 2021 by province

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Refugee Returnees by country of asylum JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Iran (Islamic Rep. of) UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  62.7%
759
Pakistan UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  33.5%
405
Others UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  3.8%
46


Refugee Returnees demographic breakdown JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Baghlan UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  1.5%
18
Balkh UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  5.5%
67
Bamyan UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  1.8%
22
Daykundi UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  3.3%
40
Farah UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.4%
5
Faryab UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  3.4%
41
Ghazni UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  1.7%
21
Ghor UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.4%
5
Helmand UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.7%
9
Herat UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  31.7%
384
Jowzjan UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  1.9%
23
Kabul UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  17.5%
212
Kandahar UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  3.5%
42
Kunduz UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  9.0%
109
Laghman UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.5%
6
Logar UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  1.5%
18
Maidan Wardak UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.8%
10
Nangarhar UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.4%
5
Paktia UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.1%
1
Paktika UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.1%
1
Panjshir UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.3%
4
Parwan UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.2%
2
Samangan UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.7%
8
Sar-e Pol UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  9.8%
118
Takhar UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  2.7%
33
Urozgan UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.1%
1
Zabul UNHCR, Government 1 Aug 2021
  0.4%
5

Refugees demographic breakdown JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Balkh UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  0.0%
1
Herat UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  0.0%
24
Kabul UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  0.3%
205
Kandahar UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  0.0%
4
Khost UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  49.9%
36,116
Nimruz UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  0.0%
6
Paktika UNHCR 1 Aug 2021
  49.7%
35,949

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    UNHCR Afghanistan has released a map of Who is doing What and Where in the provinces of Khost and Paktika. Check it out here: https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/64160
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    Refugee Returnees to Afghanistan in 2021 JSON 
    1,210
    Last updated 01 Aug 2021
    Source - UNHCR, Government 
    Refugees in Afghanistan in 2021 JSON 
    72,305
    Last updated 01 Aug 2021
    Source - UNHCR 
    New IDPs in Afghanistan in 2021 JSON  .CSV 
    357,273
    Last updated 01 Aug 2021
    Source - OCHA 
    Afghanistan Funding (2021)
    $127,013,517
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 22 June 2021 (1 month ago)
    Refugee returnees to Afghanistan by year JSON 
    IDPs in Afghanistan by year JSON 
    Key contact information

    Please contact the following focal points

    Type of Inquiry Contact
    Donor Relations pererasu@unhcr.org
    Media farhadn@unhcr.org
    Data faqiry@unhcr.org
      Links
    Afghanistan - UNHCR Operational Data Portal
    Afghanistan Shelter Cluster
    Global Shelter Cluster Afghanistan page
    Global Protection Cluster | Afghanistan
    The Global Protection Cluster coordinates and provides global level inter-agency policy advice and guidance on the implementation of the cluster approach to Protection Clusters in the field, supports protection responses in non-refugee situation humanitarian action as well as leads standard and policy setting relating to protection in complex and natural disaster humanitarian emergencies, in particular with regard to the protection of internally displaced persons.
    HDX | UNHCR Afghanistan
    UNHCR Afghanistan on HDX
    One UN for Afghanistan
    One UN for Afghanistan page
    Pakistan - UNHCR Operational Data Portal