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Afghanistan: Emigration

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL2016, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely scale of emigration from Afghanistan over the next year given the advance of the Taliban in that country.

Answered on

28 July 2021

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), conducts assessments of the likely scale of migration and internal displacement due to the situation in Afghanistan. They are currently preparing revised estimates to reflect the deteriorating situation and we will continue to work with OCHA, UNHCR, IOM and other donors and neighbouring countries to respond.