Displacement and migration A refuge for people from Afghanistan
Their legal residence status and their access to education, health and political participation have always been precarious. Since the beginning of 2021 and especially since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, nearly 90,000 refugees from Afghanistan have newly arrived in Pakistan, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and the growing numbers of refugees in Pakistan are putting further strain on national (social protection) systems, which had already been under pressure, and are leading to a growing need for support. Pakistan also has to meet the needs of numerous internally displaced persons. In recent years, some 900,000 people have been internally displaced by violent conflict and natural disasters.