Afghanistan

 

Operation: Opération: Afghanistan

Location

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Key Figures

2020 planning figures
60,000 internally displaced Afghan households will receive core relief items
500 refugees and asylum-seekers with specific needs will receive sectoral cash grants
60 educational facilities will be constructed or improved 
2018 year-end results
15,700 Afghan refugee returnees received cash grants to help address their immediate needs
13,000 IDP households received core relief items and 7,300 households received hygienic supplies
64% of 15-24 year old refugee returnees were enrolled in certified livelihood trainings
61 community-based projects were implemented across the country, in an effort to increase absorption capacity and facilitate returns and reintegration

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

12%
Increase in
2018
2018 2,759,010
2017 2,454,451
2016 2,355,622

 

[["Refugees",72231],["Asylum-seekers",285],["IDPs",2106893],["Returned IDPs",73527],["Returned refugees",16220],["Others of concern",489854]]
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Year-end Overview

Working environment

After 40 years of conflict and displacement, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan will likely remain at the same level over the course of 2020, with continuing insecurity, natural hazards and limited capacity to absorb returning Afghan refugees and those displaced within the country.
 
UNHCR’s ability to facilitate voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan will largely depend on the evolving situation, including the outcomes of the 2019 presidential elections, the peace talks with Taliban, potential drawdown of the US and NATO forces, and the internal dialogue and reconciliation process in the country.

The “Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees” (SSAR) will remain the key framework for the Afghan situation, and despite challenges, the Government of Afghanistan will endeavor to implement the Displacement and Return Executive Committee (DiREC) policy framework and Action Plan. Afghanistan will also continue to roll-out the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) model, building upon the SSAR and embracing its fundamental objectives
 
While the number of returns in 2020 may increase or decrease depending on the protection environment in Afghanistan and in the region, UNHCR’s planning assumptions are based on the expected returns of some 60,000 refugees to Afghanistan. Internal displacement, due to complex political and security developments, along with of the risk of natural disasters, is expected to continue in 2020.

Key priorities

Aligned with the Government of Afghanistan’s national priorities, UNHCR aims to deliver the following three strategic objectives:
  • Effectively respond to protection risks of people of concern, specifically focusing on:  distribution of a voluntary repatriation cash grant of USD 200 to each Afghan refugee returnee, to respond to their needs and protection risks in the initial phases of return and reintegration; advocacy and policy guidance to the Government to ensure the national legal framework is in line with international standards; implementation of protection activities including protection monitoring, legal assistance, people with specific needs case management, and government capacity building; basic needs assistance to the most vulnerable and emergency response through emergency shelter and non-food items distribution, applying a whole-of-community/society approach.
  • Engage with the Government and communities to improve living conditions in areas of return and high displacement. Through a whole-of-community/society approach, focus will be placed on education, skills building, livelihood, health care and innovative energy support in 15 priority areas of return and reintegration (PARRs).
  • Act as a catalyst in facilitating and supporting a comprehensive and people-centered response and ensure synergies with a broad range of stakeholders to strengthen protection space, the humanitarian-development-peace nexus and enhance information management and information sharing to guide evidence-based programming along with systematic monitoring and evaluation.
Latest contributions
  • 24-MAR-2020
    Belgium

    private donors

    $120,347
  • 20-MAR-2020
    Germany
    $65,778
  • 19-MAR-2020
    Japan
    $334,741
  • 17-MAR-2020
    Malta
    $84,842
  • 15-MAR-2020
    Qatar

    private donors

    $8,000,000
  • 13-MAR-2020
    Japan
    $23,896,000
  • United States of America
    $58,802,527
  • 12-MAR-2020
    Italy

    private donors

    $219,782
  • 10-MAR-2020
    Japan
    $28,350,000
  • China
    $403,875
  • Germany
    $147,419
  • 08-MAR-2020
    Kuwait

    private donors

    $98,040
  • 04-MAR-2020
    Thailand

    private donors

    $631,512
  • Egypt

    private donors

    $128,526
  • Sweden
    $21,895,642
  • 02-MAR-2020
    Qatar

    private donors

    $35,000,390
  • 29-FEB-2020
    Greece

    private donors

    $89,588
  • Japan

    private donors

    $2,164,168
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $142,797
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $165,141