RAHA project enhances skills capacity, monthly income of Pakistani communities hosting refugees

RAHA project enhances skills capacity, monthly income of Pakistani communities hosting refugees

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The UN Refugee Agency and Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) organised a one-day exhibition with the theme ‘Homemade’ to showcase and  promote the handicraft produ ...

Seeking Solutions and Managing Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Seeking Solutions and Managing Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Press Release One day national seminar on ‘Seeking Solutions and Managing Afghan Refugees in Pakistan’ was held at National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad on 26th April 2016. ...

UNHCR strengthens education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through RAHA programme

UNHCR strengthens education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through RAHA programme

Press Release PESHAWAR: The UN Refugee Agency and the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have enhanced school enrolment ratio in the province by creating space for additio ...

More than 300,000 patients to benefit from the improved healthcare facilities at Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta

More than 300,000 patients to benefit from the improved healthcare facilities at Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta

Press Release QUETTA: Balochistan’s Provincial Ministry of Health and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) marked today the ground-breaking ceremony for improvement and extension of the e ...

Japan contributes US$ 4 million to support returnees in FATA, Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Japan contributes US$ 4 million to support returnees in FATA, Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Press Release March 2, 2016 ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan today announced a total contribution of US$ 16 million to UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF ...

UNHCR handovers three schools under RAHA programme to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government

UNHCR handovers three schools under RAHA programme to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government

Press Release 26 February, 2016 HARIPUR: As part of the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) initiative, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) completed a two-year RAHA education proj ...

Empowering youth through education, skills development is key to stability and sustainable development: UNHCR

Empowering youth through education, skills development is key to stability and sustainable development: UNHCR

Press Release 25 February, 2016 QUETTA: UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner Mr. George Okoth-Obbo stressed the need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to empower youth throu ...

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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