Afghanistan: Protection Cluster Monthly Update (January to May 2019)
Since January to end May 2019, 126,780 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. 87 out of 399 districts have recorded some level of forced displacement, while 56 districts are hosting 126,780 IDPs. 58% (73,532) 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. Top hosting districts are: Chapadara (18,459),
Maimana (11,739) and Sar-e-Pul (9,366).
Return to Afghanistan:
As of 01 January, up to 31 May, 2,332 refugee returnees have returned and were assisted with repatriation. A total of 9,810 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan and 189,780 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran. 7% (12,351 individuals) undocumented returned from Iran out of 189,780 individuals and 81% (7,975 individuals) from Pakistan out of 9,810 individuals were assisted by IOM during the mentioned period.