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25 Oct 2018 description
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Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Key locations

Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay,
Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Youth refugees

Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.

Working with Partners and Public Institutions

12 Sep 2018 description

Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Key locations Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Youth refugees Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.

Working with Partners and Public Institutions

04 Sep 2018 description

As at 31 August 2018:

11,599 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (10,301 from Pakistan).

208,615 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

78,340 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

30 Aug 2018 description

10,225 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (9,255 from Pakistan).

166,834 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates as at 31 July 2018

14 Jun 2018 description

Main Activities

Repatriation

UNHCR Facilitated Voluntary Repatriation (VolRep) Programme UNHCR continues to facilitate voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan, Iran and other countries in conditions of safety and dignity. The VolRep of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran is taking place under the Tripartite Agreements with the respective Governments and UNHCR. The Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) remains the regional framework for Afghan refugees (Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan).

03 Jun 2018 description
  • As of 30 May, 7,144 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (6,566 from Pakistan).
  • As of 20 May, 114,995 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
  • As of 30 April, 78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates

07 May 2018 description

As at 24 April, 4,040 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (3,640 from Pakistan).

As at 15 April, 72,851 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

As at 31 March, 76,925 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation

04 Apr 2018 description

As at 21 March, 1,052 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and nonneighboring countries (756 from Pakistan) in 2018. 34,381 as at 2 March individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need. 76,000 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation

14 Dec 2017 description
  • As at 13 December, 58,750 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries since 1 January 2017 (57,409 Pakistan).

  • 390,940 as at 10 December individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2017 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

  • 87,247 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation

14 Dec 2017 description

The Cluster was activated in March 2008 with UNHCR as the lead Agency supported by IOM as the cochair. The cluster meets monthly at the national level while meetings at the provincial level are based on needs. It has more than 25 members and operates in almost all provinces.

Goal and Objectives

The primary goal of the ES/NFI Cluster in Afghanistan is to coordinate timely response and provision of life saving assistance in meeting the shelter and basic household needs of the most vulnerable affected population.

11 Oct 2017 description

Over 3.5 million refugees
Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population.

Predominantly out of camp
More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas.

Mostly children and women
70 per cent of refugees in Turkey are women and children.

Working with Partners

09 Jun 2017 description

Over 3.2 million refugees Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population.

Predominantly out of camp More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas.

Mostly children and women 70 per cent of refugees in Turkey are children and women.

Working with Partners

06 Apr 2017 description

PROTECTION AND SOLUTIONS

Information, identification and referrals of Persons with Specific Needs (PSNs):

  • Over 90,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants provided with information

  • Over 18,000 PSNs identified and referred to appropriate services

  • Over 900 interviews conducted, including over 200 pushback interviews

-More than 50,000 benefitted from translation services

Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASCs):

28 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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Turkey hosts the world’s largest number of refugees.

Close to 490,000
Refugees received one-time cash assistance within UNHCR’s 2016/17 winter support programme to date

Nearly 29,000
Refugees were submitted for resettlement in 2016

Over 7,400
Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection in 2016

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Registration and Refugee Status Determination (RSD)

28 Feb 2017 description

The Refugee Outreach Volunteer programme, initiated in April 2016, complements and extends existing UNHCR coverage to refugees in 47 provinces through its presence and its partners (127 community centres/partner offices/outreach teams).

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

20 Oct 2016 description
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The Refugee Outreach Volunteer programme, initiated in April 2016, complements and extends existing UNHCR coverage to refugees in 44 provinces through its presence and its implementing partners (68 community centres/partner offices/outreach teams).

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

04 Oct 2016 description

The Refugee Outreach Volunteer programme, initiated in April 2016, complements and extends existing UNHCR coverage to refugees in 44 provinces through its presence and its implementing partners (68 community centres/partner offices/outreach teams).

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

04 Oct 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

20,750
Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement in 2016 to date In 2015, UNHCR submitted 18,260 refugees for resettlement

25,000
Refugees with specific needs identified and referred by UNHCR and partners for specialized services

1,600
Syrian refugee youths were awarded higher education language preparation scholarships.

20 Sep 2015 description

New York, United States of America

(New York, 18 September 2015) – As the global refugee crisis is unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the UN Global Compact, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and with the support of other UN entities, civil society and NGO organizations, are calling on companies, as well as other stakeholders, to take action to diminish the suffering of people forced to flee conflict and support solutions for the resulting widespread societal disruption.

06 Aug 2015 description

Tehran, 2 August 2015 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Iran signed a Letter of Understanding on Sunday, 2nd August 2015 to cooperate on a number of areas namely Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition as well as emergency preparedness, to assist Afghan refugees in Iran.