Menu
Afghan refugees in Pakistan by province

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

JSON 
Registered Afghan Refugees in Pakistan JSON 
1,282,901
Last updated 31 May 2022
Source - UNHCR 
Afghan Refugees by Age-Gender JSON 
Source - UNHCR
Afghan Refugees per Province JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
the Pakistan administered side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir UNHCR 31 May 2022
  0.3%
4,245
Balochistan UNHCR 31 Mar 2022
  24.5%
313,882
Islamabad UNHCR 31 Mar 2022
  3.0%
38,294
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa UNHCR 31 Mar 2022
  52.3%
670,499
Punjab UNHCR 31 Mar 2022
  14.4%
184,258
Sindh UNHCR 31 Mar 2022
  5.6%
71,723

Afghan Refugee Population in Pakistan since 2002 JSON 
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 - 2021) JSON 
4,382,076
Last updated 31 Mar 2022
Source - UNHCR 
Afghan Refugees Facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation in 2021 JSON 
57
Last updated 31 Mar 2022
Source - UNHCR 
Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan since 2002 JSON 
  Latest Documents
  • Download

    Barriers to accessing COVID-19 related healthcare for Afghan refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

    document
    Pakistan is hosting more than 1.44 million registered Afghans1 who have been forced to flee their homes, primarily due to war, internal conflict, insecurity, and persecution. Most refugees live in Khy...
    Publish date: 22 June 2022 (15 days ago)
    Create date: 22 June 2022 (15 days ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Country Factsheet (June 2022)

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Country Factsheet (June2022)
    Publish date: 21 June 2022 (16 days ago)
    Create date: 21 June 2022 (16 days ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan DAFI Scholarship Programme (14 June 2022)

    document
    Funded by the Government of Germany DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee initiative) scholarship programme contributes to the promo?on of self-reliance of refugees by equipping them with the ...
    Publish date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
    Create date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response (3Ws) Dashboard

    document
    By the end of March 2022, humanitarian organizations had supported some 1.3 million women, men and children, or 38 percent of the people targeted in the 2022 Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Pla...
    Publish date: 14 June 2022 (23 days ago)
    Create date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Update - 1 June 2022

    document
    Publish date: 10 June 2022 (27 days ago)
    Create date: 10 June 2022 (27 days ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response (3Ws) Dashboard

    document
    By the end of March 2022, humanitarian organizations had supported some 1.3 million women, men and children, or 38 percent of the people targeted in the 2022 Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Pla...
    Publish date: 14 June 2022 (23 days ago)
    Create date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
  • Download

    Barriers to accessing COVID-19 related healthcare for Afghan refugees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

    document
    Pakistan is hosting more than 1.44 million registered Afghans1 who have been forced to flee their homes, primarily due to war, internal conflict, insecurity, and persecution. Most refugees live in Khy...
    Publish date: 22 June 2022 (15 days ago)
    Create date: 22 June 2022 (15 days ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)

    document
    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)
    Publish date: 31 January 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 4 February 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan -Mapping of Education Facilities and Refugee Enrollment in Refugee Areas, (December 2017)

    document
    Pakistan -Mapping of Education Facilities and Refugee Enrollment in Refugee Areas, (December 2017)
    Publish date: 1 December 2017 (4 years ago)
    Create date: 14 March 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2017)

    document
    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2017)
    Publish date: 30 September 2017 (4 years ago)
    Create date: 6 March 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Report, Yearly (2016)

    document
    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Report, Yearly (2016)
    Publish date: 28 February 2017 (5 years ago)
    Create date: 5 March 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan: COVID-19 Protection Sector Dashboard as of December 2020

    document
    Pakistan is participating in the Global Humanitarian Response Plan 2020 with a total funding requirement of USD126.82m (the protection sector requested USD17m) and aims to assist 1.3m people in need, ...
    Publish date: 25 January 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 25 January 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #12

    document
    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #12
    Publish date: 12 January 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 18 January 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #11

    document
    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #11
    Publish date: 15 December 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 17 December 2020 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #10

    document
    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #10
    Publish date: 30 November 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 6 December 2020 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #9

    document
    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #9
    Publish date: 9 October 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 11 October 2020 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Country Factsheet (June 2022)

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Country Factsheet (June2022)
    Publish date: 21 June 2022 (16 days ago)
    Create date: 21 June 2022 (16 days ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan DAFI Scholarship Programme (14 June 2022)

    document
    Funded by the Government of Germany DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee initiative) scholarship programme contributes to the promo?on of self-reliance of refugees by equipping them with the ...
    Publish date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
    Create date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response (3Ws) Dashboard

    document
    By the end of March 2022, humanitarian organizations had supported some 1.3 million women, men and children, or 38 percent of the people targeted in the 2022 Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Pla...
    Publish date: 14 June 2022 (23 days ago)
    Create date: 15 June 2022 (22 days ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Dashboard January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

    document
    By the end of March 2022, humanitarian organizations had supported some 1.3 million women, men and children, or 38 percent of the people targeted in the 2022 Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Pla...
    Publish date: 27 May 2022 (1 month ago)
    Create date: 27 May 2022 (1 month ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR Pakistan: New Arrivals from Afghanistan Update (7 February 2022)

    document
    UNHCR has implemented a mixed methodology to gain an overview of the displacement trends following the announcement of the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.
    Publish date: 11 February 2022 (4 months ago)
    Create date: 11 February 2022 (4 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees April 30, 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of April 30, 2021
    Publish date: 1 May 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 10 May 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees February 28, 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of February 28, 2021
    Publish date: 28 February 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 10 March 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees January 31, 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of January 31, 2021
    Publish date: 31 January 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 15 February 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR Pakistan: Afghan Pre-screening Overview Update ( 03 September 2021)

    document
    UNHCR Pakistan conducts registration activities within its mandate. In line with the registration strategy, the first step of the procedure envisages pre-screening of the applicants to ascertain their...
    Publish date: 7 September 2021 (10 months ago)
    Create date: 7 September 2021 (9 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees December 31, 2020

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of December 31, 2020
    Publish date: 31 December 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 5 January 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 11 July 2018)

    document
    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 11 July 2018)
    Publish date: 16 July 2018 (3 years ago)
    Create date: 16 July 2018 (3 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 19 June 2018)

    document
    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 19 June 2018)
    Publish date: 29 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    Create date: 2 July 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 27 June 2018)

    document
    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 27 June 2018)
    Publish date: 27 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    Create date: 2 July 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 13 June 2018)

    document
    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 13 June 2018)
    Publish date: 25 June 2018 (4 years ago)
    Create date: 25 June 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 14 May 2018)

    document
    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 14 May 2018)
    Publish date: 14 May 2018 (4 years ago)
    Create date: 4 June 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Presence Map

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Presence Map as of December 28, 2021
    Publish date: 28 December 2021 (6 months ago)
    Create date: 18 February 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees April 30, 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of April 30, 2021
    Publish date: 1 May 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 10 May 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees February 28, 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of February 28, 2021
    Publish date: 28 February 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 10 March 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees January 31, 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of January 31, 2021
    Publish date: 31 January 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 15 February 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Operation Reference Map

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan Updated Operations Reference Map January 2021
    Publish date: 12 January 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 12 January 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Dashboard January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

    document
    By the end of March 2022, humanitarian organizations had supported some 1.3 million women, men and children, or 38 percent of the people targeted in the 2022 Afghanistan Situation Refugee Response Pla...
    Publish date: 27 May 2022 (1 month ago)
    Create date: 27 May 2022 (1 month ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Regional RRP 2021 Final Report

    document
    Publish date: 31 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 31 March 2022 (3 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation RRP 2022 four-pager

    document
    Publish date: 14 January 2022 (5 months ago)
    Create date: 17 January 2022 (5 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Regional Refugee Response Plan 2022

    document
    Publish date: 12 January 2022 (5 months ago)
    Create date: 20 January 2022 (5 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Regional Refugee Preparedness and Response Plan | July - December 2021

    document
    Publish date: 9 September 2021 (9 months ago)
    Create date: 3 February 2022 (5 months ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Protection Trends July - September 2020

    document
    Pakistan - Protection Trends July - September 2020
    Publish date: 21 October 2020 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 21 October 2020 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (April 2020)

    document
    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (April 2020)
    Publish date: 4 June 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 4 June 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan, Community- Based Protection Update, Monthly Update(April 2020)

    document
    Pakistan, Community- Based Protection Update, Monthly Update(April 2020)
    Publish date: 4 June 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 4 June 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Protection Trends Jan - March 2020

    document
    Pakistan Protection Trends Jan - March 2020
    Publish date: 1 April 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 5 April 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (October 2019)

    document
    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (October 2019)
    Publish date: 20 November 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 20 November 2019 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)

    document
    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)
    Publish date: 31 January 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 4 February 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan: Refugee Policy Review

    document
    Refugee Policy Review as at 30 June 2020 for World Bank’s Mid Term Review of IDA19 Window for Host Communities and Refugees
    Publish date: 10 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 7 April 2022 (2 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Update - 1 June 2022

    document
    Publish date: 10 June 2022 (27 days ago)
    Create date: 10 June 2022 (27 days ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Update - 15 April 2022

    document
    Afghanistan Situation Update
    Publish date: 26 April 2022 (2 months ago)
    Create date: 26 April 2022 (2 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation Update - 15 March 2022

    document
    Afghanistan Situation Update
    Publish date: 22 March 2022 (3 months ago)
    Create date: 22 March 2022 (3 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 15 December 2021

    document
    Publish date: 22 December 2021 (6 months ago)
    Create date: 22 December 2021 (6 months ago)
  • Download

    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 1 December 2021

    document
    Publish date: 8 December 2021 (6 months ago)
    Create date: 6 December 2021 (7 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR Iran: Afghanistan Situation Update - 5 October 2021

    document
    Publish date: 5 October 2021 (9 months ago)
    Create date: 5 October 2021 (9 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR Iran: Afghanistan Situation Update - 27 September 2021

    document
    Publish date: 27 September 2021 (9 months ago)
    Create date: 28 September 2021 (9 months ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - IM Strategy Objectives Outlines - 2020

    document
    Pakistan - IM Strategy Objectives Outlines - 2020
    Publish date: 1 March 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 24 November 2020 (1 year ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Livelihoods Strategy (2018–2021)

    document
    Pakistan - Livelihoods Strategy (2018–2021)
    Publish date: 10 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 10 February 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Refugee Education Strategy (2020-2022)

    document
    Pakistan - Refugee Education Strategy (2020-2022)
    Publish date: 10 February 2020 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 10 February 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Pakistan - Community Based Protection Strategy (2020-2022)

    document
    Pakistan - Community Based Protection Strategy (2020-2022)
    Publish date: 24 December 2019 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 4 February 2020 (2 years ago)
  • Download

    Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees, to support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Integration and Assistance to Host Countries

    document
    Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees, to support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Integration and Assistance to Host Countries
    Publish date: 2 May 2012 (10 years ago)
    Create date: 5 March 2018 (4 years ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise as of 31 August 2021

    document
    The Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise (DRIVE) is being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan - the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), the Chief Commissioner...
    Publish date: 19 September 2021 (9 months ago)
    Create date: 20 September 2021 (9 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise- DRIVE update 31 July 2021

    document
    The Chief Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees (CCAR), the Ministry of SAFRON, and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), with the support of UNHCR, will commence a mandatory exercis...
    Publish date: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
    Create date: 11 August 2021 (10 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise- DRIVE update 30 June 2021

    document
    The Chief Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees (CCAR), the Ministry of SAFRON, and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), with the support of UNHCR, will commence a mandatory exercis...
    Publish date: 1 July 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 14 July 2021 (11 months ago)
  • Download

    UNHCR - Pakistan DRIVE update as of 28 May 2021

    document
    UNHCR - Pakistan DRIVE update as of 28 May 2021
    Publish date: 28 May 2021 (1 year ago)
    Create date: 12 June 2021 (1 year ago)
  • Subscribe

    Subscribe to receive UNHCR's information products:

    Sign up for email updates
    Overview of Pakistan operation

    Pakistan has hosted Afghan refugees for more than 40 years, and today hosts 1.4 million registered refugees. UNHCR works closely with the authorities to support refugees' access to health and education, and other services. This site provides regular updated data on UNHCR's work in Pakistan, including its protection and assistance activities.

    Funding Needs (2022)
    $129,000,000
    Total appeal
    Date of Funding Data 28 June 2022 (9 days ago)
    Future Entrepreneurs
      News
    ...

    Beekeeping by Afghan refugees helps boost Pakistan’s honey business

    By Qaiser Khan Afridi and Aoife McDonnell in Buner, Pakistan, 08 Apr 2022

    High in Pakistan’s rolling hills, a mountain valley is a refuge not only for bees, but also refugees from Afghanistan. Read more

    ...

    Afghan refugee removes obstacles barring kids with disabilities from school

    By Zikrea Saleah in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 Feb 2022

    In Pakistan, Jamil provides wheelchairs to get refugees with disabilities into the classroom and give them a shot at a future. Read more

    ...

    Amid COVID disruptions, Afghan refugee women are stepping forward into business

    By Zikrea Saleah in Peshawar, Pakistan, 09 Nov 2021

    In Pakistan, enterprising Afghan refugee women are stepping forward to support their families, learn skills and run small businesses. Read more

      Links
    Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR)
    The SSAR Support Platform aids Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons to return and reintegrate, while also helping host communities and furthering development for all.
    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
    Contacts

    Please contact the following focal points

    Type of Inquiry Contact
    External Relations khanfais@unhcr.org, Irum@unhcr.org
    Information Management (Data) abdullsa@unhcr.org, zahoor@unhcr.org,
    Media afridiq@unhcr.org, shahzad@unhcr.org

    Loading Who's doing What Where

    ["w3w",{"title_language_ar":"","title_language_en":"Who's doing What Where","title_language_es":"","title_language_fr":"","subtitle_language_ar":"","subtitle_language_en":"","subtitle_language_es":"","subtitle_language_fr":"","order":"","async":"1","type":"country","widget_id":318381,"position":"right","locale":"en","title":"Who's doing What Where","subtitle":"","country":{},"geo_id":705,"sv_id":0}]