• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017
• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan
• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk
• More than 155,000 registered and undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan to areas of origin in Afghanistan from January –November , representing a substantial decrease compared to the more than 370,000 registered returnees from January – December 2016, the UN reports. An estimated 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees remain in Pakistan, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) .
• Displacement continues in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPk) Province , where more than 29,300 households—many of whom lack sufficient access to food , shelter, and critical services —remained internally displaced as of November 30, the UN reports.
• With more than $62 million in FY 2017 funding, the U.S. Government (USG) continues to respond to ongoing food , shelter, health, protection and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) need s generated by the complex emergency in Pakistan .