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Refugee Returnees to Afghanistan

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Registered Refugees from Afghanistan (in Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) JSON 
2,221,828
Last updated 31 Aug 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (GIRI) 
Reported newly arrived Afghans in need of international protection in neighbouring countries since 1 January 2021 JSON 
32,400
Last updated 20 Sep 2021
Source - UNHCR 
Population JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Iran (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 18 Sep 2021
  50.3%
16,300
Pakistan (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 20 Sep 2021
  33.3%
10,800
Tajikistan UNHCR 13 Sep 2021
  16.4%
5,300

UNHCR collects data to inform advocacy, programming and response for the protection needs of Afghans in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Tajikistan as well as to support Governments and partners in asylum processes. UNHCR utilises multiple data collection methodologies, including border monitoring, cross-border movement tracking through Refugee Key Informant and Household interviews, individual protection assessments and various forms of mandate registration. The overall number of Afghans with international refugee protection needs is likely to be much higher. The increase on the overall figure does not necessarily reflect the displacement of that same period, but rather the date of assessment.
Refugee returnees to Afghanistan in 2021 JSON 
1,259
Last updated 21 Sep 2021
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugee returnees to Afghanistan by year JSON 
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  • The humanitarian situation inside Afghanistan deteriorated in 2021 with significant consequences for the most vulnerable among the population. Some 3.5 million people are currently displaced by conflict. UNHCR is responding to this emergency. In Iran and Pakistan, which are neighbours of Afghanistan, there are also 2 million registered Afghan refugees. The majority of these refugees fled Afghanistan over the years, including from as early as 1979. A further 5.3 million refugees returned to Afghanistan in phases since 2002, but this trends has been declining in recent times. In August 2021, UNHCR has also released a non-return advisory for Afghanistan, calling for a halt on forced returns of Afghan nationals, including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected. On this page you will find updates on UNHCR's work in support Afghan IDPs, refugees and returnees. Links are also provided below for the individual UNHCR country operation pages for additional information.

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    Date of Funding Data 13 September 2021 (8 days ago)