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OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 23 - 29 October 2017

In Brief:

  • As of 29 October, a total of 296,190 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, an increase of more than 800 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (29,883), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).
  • From 22 to 28 October, a total of 870 people spontaneously returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan, another 53 were deported, according to IOM. From Iran, 9,009 people returned spontaneously and 9,024 were deported. As of 28 October, 91,926 undocumented people have returned from Pakistan and 335,037 from Iran this year.
  • In the same reporting period, 782 refugees returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan, according to UNHCR. Since January, more than 54,000 refugees have returned from Pakistan, 79 per cent less compared to the 260,000 in the same period of the previous year. A total of 1,089 refugees have returned from Iran since January, half of the more than 2,100 in the same period of the previous year.  
  • During the past week, nearly 30,000 displaced people, undocumented returnees and refugees received some form of humanitarian assistance in all regions of the country.


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
30 Oct 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report