- WFP Pakistan Country Brief, September 2016
- UNHCR Protection Cluster Report: April - July 2016
- USIP Balochistan: Caught in the Fragility Trap, June 2016
Appeals & Funding
Over 26,000 registered refugees repatriated to Afghanistan during the week of 9 - 15 Oct. a 34% decrease from last week due to public holidays on 11 and 12 October. According to IOM, the number of undocumented returns also decreased by 39% from the previous week’s total of 15,122. Returns of registered Afghan refugees through Balochistan decreased significantly with 2,975 registered Afghans returning between 9 - 15 Oct, a decrease of 56% from last week.
The return of over 39,000 registered refugees during the week of 2 - 8 Oct. shows a 12% increase from previous week’s return of 35,344. According to IOM, the number of undocumented returns increased significantly by 53% from the previous week’s total of 9,884. Returns of registered Afghan refugees through Balochistan continued to increase with 6,721 registered Afghans returning between 2 - 8 Oct, an increase of 37% from last week.
• Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis with an estimated one million people on the move by the end of the year.
It’s possible to avert this crisis: the Flash Appeal to support the thousands of vulnerable families returning from Pakistan outlines seven ways the humanitarian community will help
• IOM Afghanistan reports from Torkham border, noting that they project as many as 400,000 returnees may come back by 31 December.
The return of over 35,000 registered refugees during the week of 25 Sep-1 Oct. shows a 16% increase from previous week’s return of 30,568. According to IOM, the number of undocumented returns decreased by 16% from the previous week’s total of 11,873. Returns of registered Afghan refugees through Balochistan increased significantly with 4,916 registered Afghans returning between 25 Sep - 1 Oct, an increase of 123%.
25 Sep - 1 Oct, 2016
Registered Afghan Returnees 35,344
Undocumented Afghan Returnees 9,884
As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.
The return of over 30,000 registered refugees during the week of 18-24 Sep. shows a significant increase from the previous week’s return of 7,539 individuals. Likewise,the number of undocumented returns represents a five-fold increase over the previous week. This is likely due to the end of the Eid holiday.
18- 24 Sep, 2016
- Registered Afghan Returnees: 30,568
- Undocumented Afghan Returnees: 11,873
1 Jan- 24 Sep, 2016
- Registered Afghan Returnees: 154,988
- Undocumented Afghan Returnees: 157,663
In the period from 16 to 22 September, 2,294 families have returned to South Waziristan, Khyber and North Waziristan Agencies.
According to FDMA, the final phase of South Waziristan Agency returns will begin shortly, with the denotification of 110 villages, followed by the return of approximately 40,000 families.
The deadline issued by the Government of Pakistan remains 31 Dec. for the return of registered Afghan refugees. Although there has been no mention of an official deadline for the return of undocumented Afghans, the pace of returns is also significant. The amount of all returns has increased substantially in the past three months, interrupted only by a slow period during Eid. It is expected this pace will continue until the winter season begins.
• The Brussels Conference will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision, development strategy and planned reforms by gathering together up to 70 countries and 30 international organizations and agencies.
• ACF released a report, “Afghanistan: Where Humanitarian Concerns Do Not Match International Action” to point out how the current management of aid in Afghanistan have real consequences on the impact of service delivery.
As communicated by the Government of Pakistan the deadline for the return of refugees is 31 March, 2017 and 15 November, 2016 for undocumented Afghans . It is expected the pace of all returns will increase after Eid.
As, communicated by the Government of Pakistan deadline for the return of Refugees is 31 March, 2017 and for undocumented Afghans is 15 November, 2016. It is expected that the pace of return of refugees and undocumented afghans will increase after EID.
A flash appeal of US$152 million has been launched by the humanitarian community in Afghanistan covering September to December 2016.