50,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan returned this year under UNHCR voluntary return programme

50,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan returned this year under UNHCR voluntary return programme

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The UN refugee agency has facilitated the return of over 50,000 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan so far this year under the agency’s largest and lo ...

A refugee separated from his mother but uniting a community

A refugee separated from his mother but uniting a community

News Stories, 10 August 2015 ATTOCK, Pakistan, Aug 10 (UNHCR) – Abdur Rehman was just four years old when his father died and he found himself separated from his mother. As years w ...

UNHCR’s lifesaving initiatives: Balochistan hospital gets first-ever centralized oxygen system

UNHCR’s lifesaving initiatives: Balochistan hospital gets first-ever centralized oxygen system

News Story QUETTA, 22 July 2015, Pakistan (UNHCR) - Abdul Waheed’s father could not breathe and urgently needed oxygen to stay alive. Waheed erupted into cries, knowing how serious ...

UNHCR calls for international push to end Afghanistan refugee situation

UNHCR calls for international push to end Afghanistan refugee situation

News Stories, 25 June 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 25 (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency has called on the international community to redouble its engagement with Afghan ...

UNHCR, SAFRON issues joint communique

UNHCR, SAFRON issues joint communique

24 June, 2015 Joint Communique issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres and Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt. Gen. (Retired) Abdul Qadir Ba ...

UNHCR Chief inaugurates new Emergency Assessment Unit at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Peshawar

UNHCR Chief inaugurates new Emergency Assessment Unit at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Peshawar

Press Release PESHAWAR - 23 June, 2015: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. António Guterres inaugurated the newly constructed Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) at ...

Guterres lauds Pakistan’s generosity for hosting the world’s largest protracted refugee population

Guterres lauds Pakistan’s generosity for hosting the world’s largest protracted refugee population

Press Release PESHAWAR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres expressed his appreciation and solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan for ...

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 1.5 million refugees. Most are from Afghanistan and live in refugee villages and urban areas. Since March 2002, UNHCR has facilitated the return of approximately 3.9 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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