UNHCR launches vocational training programme for Afghan and Pakistani youth in Balochistan

UNHCR launches vocational training programme for Afghan and Pakistani youth in Balochistan

Press Release 22 February 2017 QUETTA:  The UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) country Representative in Pakistan, Indrika Ratwatte together with the Federal Minister for States and Front ...

2017: Making sustainable solutions a reality for Afghan refugees

2017: Making sustainable solutions a reality for Afghan refugees

Press Release ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, 15 FEBRUARY 2017 – Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan and Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) underlined the importan ...

UNHCR welcomes new government policy for Afghans in Pakistan

UNHCR welcomes new government policy for Afghans in Pakistan

Islamabad, 7 February 2017 – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomes the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan’s decision to adopt a national policy relating to the management of refugees and ...

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 201 ...

UNHCR hands over four community projects to Sindh government

UNHCR hands over four community projects to Sindh government

Press Release KARACHI, PAKISTAN – 27 January 2017 – As part of efforts to bridge gaps between Pakistani and Afghan refugee communities across the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UN ...

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR sign partnership to empower young refugees through SMS technology

Press Release Islamabad, 23 January 2017 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understa ...

Skills training for Afghan and Pakistani youth

Skills training for Afghan and Pakistani youth

Press Release HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR – 20 JANUARY 2017: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) launched a skills development programme ...

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 1.45 million refugees. Most are from Afghanistan and live in refugee villages and urban areas. Since March 2002, UNHCR has facilitated the return of approximately 4.1 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.

 

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Government extends Afghan refugees’ stay until 2017

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