UNHCR: Over 9 million citizens of Afghanistan forcibly displaced worldwide

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that approximately 9.2 million citizens of Afghanistan are forcibly displaced around the world.

In a tweet on Thursday, the organization stated that 5.6 million citizens of Afghanistan are either refugees or in refugee-like situations.

According to UNHCR, there are 295,000 asylum seekers from Afghanistan scattered worldwide, while 3.25 million people have been internally displaced within the country.

A recent UNHCR report highlighted Afghanistan as one of the top three countries with the highest number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons in 2022. The report revealed that out of a total of 108.4 million displaced individuals globally, 5.7 million originate from Afghanistan.

In March, UNHCR appealed for $613 million in funding to provide support for Afghanistan refugees seeking shelter in Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.