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Registered Afghan Refugees in Pakistan JSON 
1,435,026
Last updated 31 Aug 2021
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Afghan Refugees by Age-Gender JSON 
Source - UNHCR
Afghan Refugees per Province JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Azad Jammu & Kashmir UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  0.3%
4,341
Balochistan UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  22.8%
326,932
Gilgit-Baltistan UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  0.0%
5
Islamabad UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  2.4%
35,003
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  58.1%
834,381
Punjab UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  11.7%
168,342
Sindh UNHCR 31 Aug 2021
  4.6%
66,022

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 
4,381,994
Last updated 15 Sep 2021
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Afghan Refugees Facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation in 2021 JSON 
426
Last updated 15 Sep 2021
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Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan since 2002 JSON 
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    UNHCR Pakistan: Pre Screening Overview (11 October 2021)

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    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...
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise as of 30 September 2021

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    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...
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    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 1 October 2021

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    UNHCR Pakistan: New Arrivals from Afghanistan Update (04 October 2021)

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    The Key Informants advised of 2,578 HHs/11,652 individuals arriving in their communities between 1 April and 04 October. UNHCR was able to interview 2,352 Households (comprised of 10,081 individuals),...
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    UNHCR Iran: Afghanistan Situation Update - 5 October 2021

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

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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)
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    Pakistan -Mapping of Education Facilities and Refugee Enrollment in Refugee Areas, (December 2017)

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    Pakistan -Mapping of Education Facilities and Refugee Enrollment in Refugee Areas, (December 2017)
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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2017)

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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2017)
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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Report, Yearly (2016)

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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Report, Yearly (2016)
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    Pakistan: COVID-19 Protection Sector Dashboard as of December 2020

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    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, ...
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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #12

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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #12
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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #11

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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #11
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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #10

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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #10
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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #9

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    Pakistan COVID-19 External Update #9
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    UNHCR Pakistan: Pre Screening Overview (11 October 2021)

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    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...
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise as of 30 September 2021

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    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...
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    UNHCR Pakistan: New Arrivals from Afghanistan Update (04 October 2021)

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    The Key Informants advised of 2,578 HHs/11,652 individuals arriving in their communities between 1 April and 04 October. UNHCR was able to interview 2,352 Households (comprised of 10,081 individuals),...
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    UNHCR Pakistan: Pre Screening Overview (04 October 2021)

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    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...
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Pre-Screening Overview (27 September 2021)

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    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: 28 September 2021 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees April 30, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of April 30, 2021
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees February 28, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of February 28, 2021
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees January 31, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of January 31, 2021
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    UNHCR Pakistan: Afghan Pre-screening Overview Update ( 03 September 2021)

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    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...
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Overview of Refugee and Asylum-Seekers Population as of July 31, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Overview of Refugee and Asylum-Seekers Population as of July 31, 2021
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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 11 July 2018)

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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 11 July 2018)
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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 19 June 2018)

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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 19 June 2018)
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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 27 June 2018)

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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 27 June 2018)
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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 13 June 2018)

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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 13 June 2018)
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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 14 May 2018)

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    Pakistan Funding Update, Monthly Update ( 14 May 2018)
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees April 30, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of April 30, 2021
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees February 28, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of February 28, 2021
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Presence Map

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Presence Map as of February 16, 2021
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Map Registered Afghan Refugees January 31, 2021

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Reference Map and Overview of Registered Afghan Refugee Population as of January 31, 2021
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Operation Reference Map

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    UNHCR - Pakistan Updated Operations Reference Map January 2021
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    Pakistan - Protection Trends July - September 2020

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    Pakistan - Protection Trends July - September 2020
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    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (April 2020)

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

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

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    Pakistan Protection Trends Jan - March 2020
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    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (October 2019)

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    Pakistan- Legal Assistance and Aid Program Update, Monthly Update (October 2019)
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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)

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    Pakistan - Participatory Assessment Findings and Recommendations, Yearly (2019)
    Publish date: 31 January 2020 (1 year ago)
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    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 1 October 2021

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    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 20 September 2021

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    UNHCR Iran: Afghanistan Situation Update - 20 September 2021

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    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 08 September 2021

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    Afghanistan Situation External Update - 01 September 2021

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    UNHCR Iran: Afghanistan Situation Update - 5 October 2021

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    UNHCR Iran: Afghanistan Situation Update - 27 September 2021

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    Pakistan - IM Strategy Objectives Outlines - 2020

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    Pakistan - IM Strategy Objectives Outlines - 2020
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    Pakistan - Livelihoods Strategy (2018–2021)

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    Pakistan - Livelihoods Strategy (2018–2021)
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    Pakistan - Refugee Education Strategy (2020-2022)

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    Pakistan - Refugee Education Strategy (2020-2022)
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    Pakistan - Community Based Protection Strategy (2020-2022)

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    Pakistan - Community Based Protection Strategy (2020-2022)
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    Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees, to support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Integration and Assistance to Host Countries

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    Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees, to support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Integration and Assistance to Host Countries
    Publish date: 2 May 2012 (9 years ago)
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    UNHCR Pakistan: New Arrivals from Afghanistan Update (04 October 2021)

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    The Key Informants advised of 2,578 HHs/11,652 individuals arriving in their communities between 1 April and 04 October. UNHCR was able to interview 2,352 Households (comprised of 10,081 individuals),...
    Publish date: 5 October 2021 (12 days ago)
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise as of 31 August 2021

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    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...
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    UNHCR Pakistan: New Arrivals from Afghanistan Update (11 September 2021)

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    The Key Informants advised of 1,847 HHs/9,290 individuals arriving in their communities between 1 April and 10 September. UNHCR was able to interview 910 households/3,341 individuals, which includes 5...
    Publish date: 11 September 2021 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Pakistan: New Arrivals from Afghanistan Update ( 27 August 2021)

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    UNHCR has consulted with a network of Key Informants in the refugee community and other stakeholders to gain an overview of the displacement trends following the announcement of the withdrawal of fore...
    Publish date: 31 August 2021 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR - Pakistan Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise- DRIVE update 31 July 2021

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    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...
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    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.

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    Date of Funding Data 24 August 2021 (1 month ago)
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    A test of speed, strength, skill and horsemanship

    UNHCR/Humera Karim Quetta, Pakistan, 06 Aug 2021

    Haji Gada Muhammed sits on a cushion in a splendid white parahan tunban, a traditional Afghan long-shirt and loosely plaited trousers made of linen. Read more

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    Skills training builds futures for refugees and Pakistanis alike

    By Humera Karim in Quetta, Pakistan, 16 Jul 2021

    In Quetta, Pakistan, Nida and her fellow trainees are gaining vocational skills, equipping them to take advantage of new livelihoods opportunities. Read more

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    UNHCR and EU’s support in education sector helps increase enrolment of Pakistani, refugee children

    UNHCR/Z. Saleah, 25 Jun 2021

    The Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Elementary & Secondary Education, Mr. Shehram Khan Tarakai, Head of UNHCR’s Sub-Office in Peshawar, Read more

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