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AFGHANISTAN: Cross-Border Movement from Pakistan (as of 14 April 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 cross into and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As for 8 April, the total re-verified active caseload is 34,9181 families (241,641 individuals) with 25,301 families (174,322 individuals) in Khost and 9,617 (67,319 individuals) in Paktika.

Approximately 9,000 families, or 26 per cent of the total re-verified families are accommodated in Gulan camp, while 74 per cent is living with host families straining the already limited resources of underserved 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: 
14 Apr 2015
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Location(s): 
Khost
Paktika
Theme(s): 
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
South Eastern Region