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.
Population Profiling, Verification and Response survey report
The Pakistan Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and the UN Refugee Agency have launched the final report of the Population Profiling, Verification and Response (PPVR) survey of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
The PPVR survey examined the specific needs of Afghans in Pakistan, and generated a more accurate and detailed description of the refugee population, including information about intention to return to Afghanistan, livelihoods, socio-economic and legal conditions.
- Request for urgent donor support for the Solution Strategy for Afghan RefugeesPublished November 28, 2013
- Afghan teacher sees visible change in students’ attitudes after changing teaching stylePublished November 18, 2013
- Nazia dreams for a brighter future aheadPublished November 8, 2013
- Journey from garbage bag to school bagPublished November 1, 2013
- UNHCR vows to continue assisting refugees, host communities through RAHA projectsPublished September 24, 2013