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IOM in Afghanistan

IOM’s mission in Afghanistan was established in 1992 and has maintained an uninterrupted presence in the country. IOM Afghanistan is one of the largest IOM missions worldwide, with over 290 staff and offices in Kabul, Badakhshan, Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Nimroz and Paktia.

IOM currently implements a range of humanitarian assistance, community stabilization and migration management initiatives in Afghanistan, in cooperation with government and humanitarian partners as well as local communities.

Funding for IOM’s activities in Afghanistan is provided by Australia, the Central Emergency Response Fund, the Common Humanitarian Fund, Denmark, the European Commission, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the UN Development Programme and the United States of America.

For more information, visit the IOM Afghanistan website.


Last updated:
Main text: January 2016
Facts and figures: February 2016

Population (2015):32.5 million
Area:652,090 km sq
Languages :Pashtu, Dari (Persian)
Currency:Afghani (AFN)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 1,967
HDI Rank (2014):171 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 636 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-1.2 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):1.2%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):49.4%
Population under 15 (2015):44%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):<0.1 %

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Kabul, Afghanistan

Email: iomkabul@iom.int
Website: http://afghanistan.iom.int