Minority families in Pakistan displaced by war but optimistic about peace

Minority families in Pakistan displaced by war but optimistic about peace

News Stories, 7 July 2014 BANNU, 7 July (UNHCR) – Firdos, a 55-year-old member of the small Christian community, suffered the same fate as hundreds and thousands of families who ha ...

Accessing the inaccessible

Accessing the inaccessible

UNHCR teams travel to Pakistan’s remote valleys for information dissemination to Afghan refugees on issues that matter BAGH, 30 June, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK): From Mirpur, in ...

UNHCR commemorates the World refugee Day amidst escalating displacement globally

UNHCR commemorates the World refugee Day amidst escalating displacement globally

Press Release ISLAMABAD: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), marked the World Refugee Day on Friday 20 June wi ...

Fighting in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region uproots more than 400,000

Fighting in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region uproots more than 400,000

News Stories, 24 June 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 24 (UNHCR) – The current military offensive by Pakistan's military against Taliban militants in the north of the country has di ...

Orphaned and terrorized, Afghan siblings fly to a new start in Australia

Orphaned and terrorized, Afghan siblings fly to a new start in Australia

News Stories, 16 June 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 16 (UNHCR) – Fourteen-year-old Mustafa* is a self-starter. He’s had to be to survive the brickbats that have flown his way, inc ...

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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