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Registered Afghan Refugees in Pakistan JSON 
1,435,445
Source - UNHCR 
Households
210,465
Last updated 31 Dec 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 
4,381,553
Last updated 31 Dec 2020
Source - UNHCR 
Afghan Refugees Facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation in 2020 JSON 
1,125
Last updated 31 Dec 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 (1 year ago)
    Afghan Refugees per Province JSON 
    Location name Source Data date Population
    Azad Jammu & Kashmir UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      0.3%
    4,341
    Balochistan UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      22.8%
    327,247
    Gilgit-Baltistan UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      0.0%
    5
    Islamabad UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      2.4%
    35,003
    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      58.1%
    834,387
    Punjab UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      11.7%
    168,351
    Sindh UNHCR 31 Dec 2020
      4.6%
    66,111

      Highlights
    ISLAMABAD, 15 April 2021 – The Government of Pakistan, with the support of UNHCR, has launched a nationwide verification exercise for 1.4 million Afghan refugees during which new smartcards will be issued. The Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise, or DRIVE for short, was inaugurated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Islamabad by the Federal Minister for SAFRON, His Excellency Mehboob Sultan. The UNHCR Representative, Noriko Yoshida, and the Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees, Saleem Khan, were also present on the occasion. During the six-month exercise, registered Afghan refugees who currently hold Proof of Registration (PoR) cards will be provided with new smartcards.
    15 Apr 2021
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the launch today of a country-wide campaign in Pakistan to verify and update the data of some 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees and to issue them with smart identity cards. The last large-scale verification of refugees in the country was undertaken 10 years ago. Registered refugees will be issued new smartcards with the capacity to hold biometric data. These cards, which will be valid for two years, will also be technologically compatible with systems used in Pakistan to authenticate the identities of nationals to access services.
    15 Apr 2021
    Pakistan: Karachi: UNHCR handed over blankets, sleeping mates, jerrycans, and plastic sheets to the National Disaster Management Authority for onward distribution to Pakistani communities who were affected by floods and rainfall in Karachi and other parts of the Sindh province. UNHCR also supported Afghan refugees in Karachi.
    31 Dec 2020
    Pakistan: Islamabad: In the months of November and December, UNHCR with the support of other UN agencies and partners arranged activities to mark the 16 Days of Activism campaign.
    31 Dec 2020
    Pakistan: Quetta: The UNHCR Representative undertook her first visit to Balochistan in September. During her visit, she inaugurated the skills development project for refugee and local women in Quetta. She also inaugurated the state-of-the-art laboratory at the Children Hospital. The Representative interacted with male and female refugee outreach volunteers and refugee elders from different refugee villages in Balochistan. She met with the Governor of Balochistan, Justice retired Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and discussed issues related to Afghan refugees in Balochistan.
    31 Dec 2020
    Pakistan: Islamabad: In the month of November, UNHCR Director for Regional Bureau of Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Indrika Ratwatte, visited Pakistan. Mr. Ratwatte, paid a courtesy call to Foreign Secretary, Mr. Sohail Mahmood, Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador (R) Mohammad Sadiq, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Najibullah Alikhil, Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Mr. Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan during his visit. Mr. Ratwatte, met with the Country Director of the World Bank, Ambassador of Germany and Switzerland, and the representatives of various key donors.
    31 Dec 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
    UNHCR Pakistan Website
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    External Relations khanfais@unhcr.org, Irum@unhcr.org
    Information Management (Data) abdullsa@unhcr.org, zahoor@unhcr.org, mazhar@unhcr.org
    Media afridiq@unhcr.org, shahzad@unhcr.org

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