Afghanistan: Protection Cluster Monthly Update (January to April 2019)

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster
Published on 30 Apr 2019 View Original

POPULATION MOVEMENT

Internal displacement:

From January to end of April 2019, 101,278 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. 87 out of 399 districts have recorded some level of forced displacement, while 51 districts are hosting 101,278 IDPs. 58% (58,741) of IDPs are children, facing additional risks due to the flight and plight of the displacement, including child recruitment, child labor and increased GBV risks. According to OCHA, 14% IDPs are displaced in hard to reach areas and top hosting districts are recorded: Chapadara (18,340), Mazar-e-Sharif (6,664) and Sar-e-Pul (10,241).

Return to Afghanistan:

As of 01 January up to end of April, 1,683 refugee returnees have returned and were assisted with repatriation. A total of 8,829 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan and 157,252undocumented Afghans returned from Iran.4% (469 individuals) undocumented returned from Iran out of 12,779 individuals and 80% (720 individuals) from Pakistan out of 905 individuals were assisted by IOM during 28 April to 4 May,2019.