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Pakistan hosts more than 1.4 million registered Afghans who have been forced to flee their homes.

In 2018, UNHCR's work in Pakistan includes working with the authorities to give refugees access to health and education services, strengthening social cohesion between refugees and their host communities and helping refugees who decide voluntarily to return home. This year we will help some 54,000 children to enrol in primary schools and continue to ensure the rights of registered Afghan refugees are protected. 

Additional information

For information about our work in Pakistan:

  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Pakistan? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Pakistan website

Visit the UNHCR Pakistan website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.

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Operational updates

For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Pakistan, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

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