UNHCR and partners launches “16 Days of Activism” campaign against gender violence

UNHCR and partners launches “16 Days of Activism” campaign against gender violence

Press Release 25  November 2014 ISLAMABAD – As the world marks the “International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women” the UN refugee agency pledges a renewed commitment to add ...

Helping three-year-old Afghan refugee to escape an early marriage

Helping three-year-old Afghan refugee to escape an early marriage

Feature Story LAHORE, Pakistan 24 November, 2014 (UNHCR) — On a foggy morning on the edge of Lahore, a gathering of Afghan refugee women and girls were chatting and giggling. The o ...

The challenge of life in their Afghan homeland for children born in exile

The challenge of life in their Afghan homeland for children born in exile

News Stories, 20 November 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan, November 20 (UNHCR) – The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 25 years ago today to protect children ...

UNHCR urges Afghan refugees to renew their PoR cards to retain refugee status

UNHCR urges Afghan refugees to renew their PoR cards to retain refugee status

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The UN refugee agency urges all Afghan refugees, who hold Proof of Registration (PoR) cards that have expired by 31 December 2012 and who have not yet coll ...

Challenging security environment has not deterred Asim’s resolve towards humanitarian causes

Challenging security environment has not deterred Asim’s resolve towards humanitarian causes

World Humanitarian Week 2014 Celebrating humanitarian heroes Asim Syedzada, Assistant Field Safety Officer, UNHCR, Peshawar Asim Syedzada’s selfless commitment towards humanitarian ...

Razia committed to serve humanity amid personal challenges

Razia committed to serve humanity amid personal challenges

World Humanitarian Week 2014 Celebrating humanitarian heroes Razia Kakar, a Field Coordinator with the Afghan Refugee Education Project (AREP) Struggling on many different fronts a ...

Changaiz loves to deliver help to ailing communities

Changaiz loves to deliver help to ailing communities

World Humanitarian Week 2014 Celebrating humanitarian heroes   Mata ul Hussain Changaiz, Assistant Field Officer IDPs Programme, UNHCR Sub Office Peshawar Mata-ul Hussain Chan ...

UNHCR in Pakistan: An enduring partnership

UNHCR’s priority in Pakistan is to achieve lasting solutions for one of the largest and most protracted refugee situations in the world. Pakistan continues to host approximately 1.7 million refugees. Most are from Afghanistan and live in refugee villages and urban areas. Since March 2002, UNHCR has facilitated the return of approximately 3.7 million registered Afghans from Pakistan. Our history of working with the Government of Pakistan stretches back more than thirty years when the first wave of Afghan refugees entered the country following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Throughout that time, our key government partner has been the Ministry for States and Frontier Regions. In 2012, UNHCR will support the government in the implementation of its Afghan Management and Repatriation strategy and its focus on facilitating the voluntary return of the remaining Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

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