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Registered Afghan Refugees in Pakistan JSON 
1,422,588
Source - UNHCR 
Households
210,465
Last updated 31 Aug 2020
Source - UNHCR
Note: Registered Afghans are those who have a valid Proof of Registration (PoR) cards issued by Government of Pakistan Registration Authority (NADRA).
Afghan Refugees Facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation (2002 - 2018) JSON 
4,380,428
Last updated 02 Dec 2019
Source - UNHCR 
Afghan Refugees Facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation in 2020 JSON 
28
Last updated 17 Mar 2020
Source - UNHCR 

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Out of the above figure 18 are entitled for cash assistance, remaining 10 received cash assistance in the past.


UNHCR facilitates repatriation from the voluntary repatriation centres at Azakhel, Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baleli, Quetta in Balochistan.
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Afghan Refugee Population in Pakistan since 2002 JSON 
Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan since 2002 JSON 
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  • Afghan Refugees by Location
    Afghan Refugees by Age-Gender JSON 
    Source - UNHCR
    Pakistan Funding (As of January) (2020)
    $34,995,268
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 31 January 2020 (9 months ago)
    Afghan Refugees per Province JSON 
    Location name Source Data date Population
    Azad Jammu & Kashmir UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      0.3%
    4,317
    Balochistan UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      22.9%
    325,905
    Gilgit-Baltistan UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      0.0%
    5
    Islamabad UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      2.4%
    34,525
    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      58.0%
    825,786
    Punjab UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      11.7%
    166,957
    Sindh UNHCR 31 Aug 2020
      4.6%
    65,093

      Highlights
    Pakistan: Islamabad: Following the launch of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) Support Platform at the Global Refugee Forum in December 2019, and the subsequent Refugee Summit Islamabad held in Islamabad in February 2020, the High-Level Meeting on the SSAR Support Platform was organized on 6 July 2020. The virtual event was convened by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, together with high-level representatives from the Islamic Republics of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.
    27 Aug 2020
    Pakistan: Islamabad: The UNHCR Representative in undertook her first field mission to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in early August 2020. During her visit, she inaugurated a multipurpose model community centre in Khazana refugee village near Peshawar. The community centre will be used for learning and community-building, benefitting Afghan refugees and Pakistani host communities. Together with the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Establishment, the UNHCR Representative also performed a ceremonial “breaking of the ground” to mark the start of the rehabilitation of a government primary school in Peshawar, as part of the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) initiative.
    27 Aug 2020
    Pakistan: Peshawar: In mid-August 2020, UNHCR and its partner, Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), handed over coveralls – produced by Afghan refugees – to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Peshawar. This initiative responded to the call to create livelihood opportunities to refugees. Skilled Afghan refugee tailors stitched the coveralls and non-medical face masks, and were able to earn from each item stitched.
    27 Aug 2020
    Pakistan: Islamabad: A meeting of the Friends of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees was convened by the Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Bernhard Schlagheck, on 24 June 2020. The following issues were discussed: UNHCR Pakistan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Refugee Forum, the Refugee Summit Islamabad, as well as the Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees and its forthcoming Portfolio of Projects.
    26 Jun 2020
    Pakistan: Islamabad: UNHCR organized a number of virtual activities to mark the annual World Refugee Day on 20 June. Among them was a special virtual event convened on 19 June to commemorate the courage and resilience of refugees and host communities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic “on the front lines”. Multimedia content specifically tailored to mark this day was featured and shared on social media channels.
    26 Jun 2020
    Pakistan: Islamabad: The emergency cash programme for vulnerable refugee families during the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be rolled out across Pakistan, with the support of the Government of Pakistan and in collaboration with the Pakistan Post. Both urban areas and refugee villages were covered.
    26 Jun 2020
      Links
    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
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