South Asian Refugees: Afghanistan (part 2)

afghanistan girlAfghanistan’s Refugee Stats

  • 2.6 million Afghan refugees are dispersed across more than 70 countries

  • 1 in 5 refugees worldwide is from Afghanistan

  • Afghans constitute the second largest refugee population after Syrians

  •  Afghan refugees make up approximately 70% of the refugee population in Asia and the Pacific

  • Iran and Pakistan jointly host 95% of Afghan refugees worldwide

  • More than 50% of Afghan refugees are children

Afghanistan children

**This material was presented at a recent refugee conference in Toronto by Rev. Godfrey Yogarajah, the Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Religious Freedom and Executive Director of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance.

Note: Remember you can reach your South Asian neighbor with a ‘JESUS’ DVD – South Asian Languages.