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AFGHANISTAN: Cross-Border Movement from Pakistan (as of 07 September 2015)

In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees crossing in and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As of 7 September, the total re-verified active caseload is 36,2061 families (224,087
individuals) with 24,670 families (164,796 individuals) in Khost and11,536 families (59,291 individuals) in Paktika.
Approximately 10,500 families, or 29 per cent of the total re-verified families are accommodated in Gulan camp, while 31 per cent are living with host families straining the already limited resources of under-served communities.
Funding constraints have impacted the refugee response with humanitarian actors only able to meet the most urgent protection needs, including basic camp management.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
16 Sep 2015
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Location(s): 
Khost
Paktya
Theme(s): 
Information Management
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
South Eastern Region