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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 62 (01 - 31 March 2017)


  • Humanitarian community prepares for a new wave of returnees as spring season begins. UNHCR and IOM estimate that between 864,000 and 1.5 million people could return in 2017.
  • Results from the first round of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), recently completed in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces, indicate that 1 person in 5 across the three provinces is a returnee. 
  • NRC constructs transitional shelters in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces for 8,000 undocumented returnees.  
  • In March, the Pakistan Humanitarian Country Team visited Kabul to better understand the issues surrounding the return of refugees and undocumented Afghans. Moving forward, a cross-border HCT Working Group will develop common messaging to inform advocacy efforts with both governments.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
14 Apr 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Humanitarian Access
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Public Information and Advocacy
Public Information Unit
Safety & Security
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination