After more than 35 years of conflict and with 2.6 million registered refugees remaining in 70 countries, Afghans are the world's largest protracted refugee population, said António Guterres.
Humanitarian NGOs call on the international community as the deteriorating crisis in the Central African Republic points to a "very dark future" for a population already extremely vulnerable.
An estimated 8,500 families were displaced in the North East as a result of the fighting. Identifying and responding to the needs of these IDPs was now a high priority.
Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan presented to donors on 5 October will cost US$36 million from October to December 2015 and may cost a further US$119 million in 2016. It aims to help an estimated 103,000 people fleeing to neighboring countries this year.