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Accessing the inaccessible

BAGH, 30 June, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK): From Mirpur, in Pakistan Administered Kashmir, a UNHCR team bumped for eight hours along the road that winds through the mountains to reach Bagh – a faraway, lush, forested valley. The journey was tiring yet exciting as high peaks thrust into the sky in a picture of natural beauty. People mostly reside in houses that sit on the mountain slopes. When night falls, ...

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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 with a series of events across Pakistan involving the Government of Pakistan, UNHCR, its partners, and refugee communities.  The theme of World Refugee Day is “1 family torn apart by war is too many”. A report released today by UNHC ...

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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 displaced more than 400,000 people and the number continues to rise. According to the latest government registration figures, 435,429 people, including some 183,000 children, have fled from combat zones in North Waziristan agency si ...

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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, including the murder of his parents in Afghanistan and beatings from an abusive brother-in-law. As a way to escape his suffering and lack of schooling in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta, where his persecuted ethnic Hazara famil ...

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