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Refugee Returnees to Afghanistan

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The humanitarian situation inside Afghanistan deteriorated in 2021 with significant consequences for the most vulnerable among the population. Some 3.4 million people are currently internally displaced by conflict, while over 1 million IDPs have returned to their places of origin since June 2021. UNHCR is responding to this emergency. Iran and Pakistan, which are neighbours of Afghanistan, host some 2.1 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 trend 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.

Registered Refugees from Afghanistan (in Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) JSON 
2,070,956
آخر تحديث 31 May 2022
Source - UNHCR, Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (GIRI) 
Registered Afghan Refugees by country JSON 
موقع Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (GIRI) 1 Oct 2020
  37.7%
780,000
Pakistan (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 31 May 2022
  61.9%
1,282,901
Tajikistan UNHCR 31 Dec 2021
  0.4%
8,028
Turkmenistan UNHCR 30 Jun 2021
  0.0%
13
Uzbekistan UNHCR 30 Jun 2021
  0.0%
14

Reported newly arrived Afghans in need of international protection to neighbouring countries since 1 January 2021 JSON 
186,680
آخر تحديث 31 Aug 2022
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Reported newly arrived Afghans by country JSON 
موقع Source تاريخ البيانات Population
Iran (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 31 Aug 2022
  27.0%
50,400
Pakistan (Islamic Republic of) UNHCR 7 Feb 2022
  63.0%
117,550
Tajikistan UNHCR 28 Feb 2022
  3.1%
5,710
Uzbekistan Government 30 Nov 2021
  7.0%
13,020

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. Over 3,700 Afghans were hosted by the Iranian authorities at border locations since 1 January 2021, although most have returned. According to Government of Uzbekistan sources, some 13,020 Afghan citizens arrived in the country since January 2021. The majority arrived before August 15 with valid visas issued by the Uzbek consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif. This group is currently unwilling and unable to return and UNHCR considers that they may be in need of international protection.
Refugee returnees to Afghanistan in 2022 JSON 
3,378
آخر تحديث 25 Sep 2022
Source - UNHCR, Government 
Refugee returnees to Afghanistan by year JSON 
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