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AFGHANISTAN: Cross-Border Movement from Pakistan (as of 24 May 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 18 May, the total re-verified active caseload is 32,5431 families (205,113 individuals) with 22,973 families (154,343 individuals) in Khost and 9,570 families (50,770 individuals) in Paktika.

Approximately 10,000 families, or 31 per cent of the total re-verified families are accommodated in Gulan camp, while 29 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: 
24 May 2015
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Location(s): 
Khost
Paktika
Theme(s): 
Information Management
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
South Eastern Region