Afghanistan: Protection Cluster Monthly Update (January to June 2019)
From January to June 2019, 150,888 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. 101 out of 399 districts have recorded some level of forced displacement, while 64 districts are hosting 150,888 IDPs. 59% (88,945) 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, 17% IDPs are displaced in hard to reach areas. Top hosting districts are: Chapadara (18,459),
Maimana (11,858) and Taloqan (11,018).
Return to Afghanistan:
As of 01 January up to 30 June, 3,070 refugee returnees have returned and were assisted with repatriation. A total of 11,250 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan and 225,057 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran. 7% (14,808 individuals) undocumented returned from Iran out of 225,057 individuals and 83% (9,337 individuals) from Pakistan out of 11,250 individuals were assisted by IOM during the mentioned period