Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Afghanistan.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Afghanistan Migrants Advice and Support Organization (AMASO)
International Refugee Assistance Programme (IRAP)
Address: Urban Justice Center, 40 Rector St, 9th Fl, New York, NY 10006
General email : inforefugeerights [dot] org
Contact person: Stephen Poellot, Legal Director and Co-founder
Email: spoellotrefugeerights [dot] org
To refer a case in any language, email : inforefugeerights [dot] org.
With a legal question, email : iraplegalrefugeerights [dot] org
With a development question, email : kblundinrefugeerights [dot] org
Media inquiries go to amyweisspublicaffairs [dot] com
- Afghans or Iraqis applying for Special Immigrant Visa programs. They assist Afghans and Iraqis with all stages of the SIV process, including locating former US supervisors and preparing application documents.
- Refugees in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Programme. They can help individuals gather documents and present their refugee claim prior to IOM or USCIS interviews. If they are denied, IRAP can review to see if they can assist with a Request for Review, including written counseling for individuals with security-related reasons ("Other") denials.
- UNHCR Assistance. In very exceptional situations, they may be able to assist refugees (individuals who are not Afghan nationals) living in Afghanistan with refugee registration.
To contact them, send an email with your full name, telephone number, email address and a brief description of your need for legal services in English or Arabic to inforefugeerights [dot] org. They are not able to assist everyone who contacts them, and emailing them does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Afghanistan
PB 67, Herat City, Afghanistan
Tel: 0093 - 775492247
Email: stanferngmail [dot] com
Contact Person: Stan Fernandes (Director, JRS Afghanistan)
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) seeks to accompany, assist and advocate for refugees, IDPs, returnees, detainees and stateless people. Among the 2 million returnees in Afghanistan, JRS tries to respond to some of them in Herat, Bamiyan and Kabul provinces. JRS has initiated education, health and livelihood programmes among the returnees and internally displaced people. It also works among the college and university students providing English and computer learning.
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Country Director: Andy Aitken (Acting)
Phone:+93 (0) 799 7977 48
Assists Afghan IDPs and returnees with information, counselling and legal aid (ICLA). The ICLA programme is based in 7 field locations. It addresses legal cases related to property restitution, the securing of tenure for the landless and family law, including forced marriages, female inheritance rights, or gender based violence. NRC also implements a large and growing shelter programme in Herat and Nangarhar. Together with shelter construction, a key component of the work is livelihoods support which is linked into our expanding skills based education work.
War Child International
Website (international): http://www.warchild.org/
Tabish Organization (Tabish Social Health Education Organization)
P.O. Box, Ministry of Information and Communication, Kabul Afghanistan 5661
Tel: +93 (0)7 97 33 44 99 or +93 75 21 41 519 or +93 70 02 57 340
Email: Tabish_organizationyahoo [dot] com or aria_popalhotmail [dot] com
Tabish Organization provides psycho-social well-being through community based services and project field work. They encourage cultural dialogue and facilitate socio-cultural activities, through health education awareness, safe motherhood program, counselling for victims of GBV, support of children exposed to armed conflict, harm reduction & detoxification, raising awareness, informal education, vocational training, soft skill training for children and women, and reducing poverty to facilitate self-sufficiency which is an important step towards peace and reconciliation, focusing also on IDP camps, and the community affected by armed conflict.
They build the capacities of non-governmental organisations and governmental agencies to provide psycho-social care and mental health care services. They also develop concepts for organisations that wish to improve the sustainability of their programmes by introducing a psycho-social component to their projects.