736 Afghans seek registration in India in a monthSeptember 15, 2021 12:33
A total of 736 Afghans were recorded for new registration from August 1 to September 11, the UNHCR said in New Delhi, adding that it is scaling up its capacity to meet increasing requests for registration and assistance of Afghans in India.
The UN refugee agency said it is in constant dialogue with the government on matters pertaining to Afghan nationals, including issuance and extensions of visa, assistance, and solutions.
According to the data, the total number of persons of concern to UNHCR in India stands at 43,157.
Among them, 15,559 refugees and asylum seekers are from Afghanistan. "From August 1 until September 11, 736 Afghans were recorded by UNHCR for new registration," the UN body said in a statement.
Among those who have approached the UNHCR are Afghan individuals who have newly arrived in 2021, those seeking reopening of previously closed asylum cases, students, businessmen, or people on medical or other types of visa who are unable to go back due to the current situation in Afghanistan.
The UNHCR further said that it is scaling up its capacity to meet the increasing requests for registration and assistance of Afghans in India.