There are almost 2.5 million registered refugees from Afghanistan. They comprise the largest protracted refugee population in Asia, and the second largest refugee population in the world. In light of the increasingly deteriorating security situation in many parts of the country, the violence continues to drive people from their homes in 2018. 

UNHCR's work in the country includes coordinating with the authorities to ensure returns to Afghanistan takes place in voluntary, safe, gradual and dignified manner, and that displaced people are protected. We also lead on two inter-agency groups, one on protection and response to internally displaced people, and the other on emergency shelter and non-food items, providing core relief items and emergency shelter assistance to vulnerable displaced people.

For information about our work in Afghanistan:

  • Visit our Global Focus Afghanistan page
  • Read the latest documents, reports and publications in Refworld

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representative in Afghanistan

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representative in Afghanistan

Street Address:
ICON Compound, Supreme Road,Pule-e-Charkhi,Dispatury Police District 9, Kabul, Afghanistan

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3232, ***POUCH STILL VIA LO-OFFICE FOR UNHCR, REPRESENTATION AFGHANISTAN IN ISLAMABAD***, Kabul, Afghanistan

Telephone:
41 22 739 7500

Facsimile:
41 22 739 7501

Email:
[email protected]nhcr.org

Time Zone:
GMT + 4.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 7:45 - 16:15
Tuesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Wednesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Thursday: 7:45 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 7:45 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, New Year
21 March 2018, Nawroz
17 June 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr
18 June 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr
19 August 2018, Independence Day
22 August 2018, Eid-ul-Adha
23 August 2018, Eid-ul-Adha
21 September 2018, Tenth of Moharam
21 November 2018, Prophet's Birthday
25 December 2018, Christmas Day

The UNHCR Representative in Afghanistan

The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Mazar-I-Sharif

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Mazar-I-Sharif

Street Address:
Kart-e Shafakhana, Behind Mandawi, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Mailing Address:
p.o. Box 1263, House 24, Street 89, G-6/3,, Pakistan, Islamabad, Afghanistan

Telephone:
41 22 739 7504

Facsimile:
41 22 739 7505

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 4.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 7:45 - 16:15
Tuesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Wednesday: 7:45 - 16:15
Thursday: 7:45 - 16:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 7:45 - 16:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, New Year
21 March 2018, Nawroz
17 June 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr
18 June 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr
19 August 2018, Independence Day
22 August 2018, Eid-ul-Adha
23 August 2018, Eid-ul-Adha
21 September 2018, Tenth of Moharam
21 November 2018, Prophet's Birthday
25 December 2018, Christmas Day

The UNHCR Sub-Office in Herat

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Head of Sub-Office at Herat

Street Address:
Park Round About, End of Majidi Street,, Herat, Afghanistan

Mailing Address:
Afghanistan

Telephone:
41 22 739 7506

Facsimile:
90 93 042 080

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 4.3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 08:00 - 16:30
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:00 - 16:30

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, New Year
21 March 2018, Nawroz
17 June 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr
18 June 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr
19 August 2018, Independence Day
22 August 2018, Eid-ul-Adha
23 August 2018, Eid-ul-Adha
21 September 2018, Tenth of Moharam
21 November 2018, Prophet's Birthday
25 December 2018, Christmas Day

Conflict-Induced Internal Displacement - Afghanistan

Monthly update: March 2014

Refugee ProtectionRepatriation

Afghanistan Fact Sheet

Refugee ProtectionOperations

Afghan Voluntary Repatriation Reports

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