Afghan Refugees and Undocumented Afghans

 

As of Dec 2020, a total of 2.6 million refugees globally were from Afghanistan. Nearly 84 per cent of them were hosted in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan. An estimated 2.1 - 2.25 million undocumented Afghans and 780,000 Afghans holding refugee cards resided in the Islamic Republic of Iran (UNHCR, 2021a). Another 1.4 million registered refugees lived in Pakistan as of Dec 2020 (UNHCR, 2021b).