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Afghan refugee teacher from Pakistan makes it to the Top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016

Press Release 17 Feb 2016 ISLAMABAD: Aqeela Asifi, an Afghan refugee teacher, who teaches children at the Kot Chandana refugee camp, Punjab, has been included in the top 10 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2016. Aqeela Asifi also won the prestigious 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees. She has been recognised for her brave and ...

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UNHCR hands over completed RAHA projects to provincial authorities

CHAGHI: The UN refugee agency has handed over three different projects, worth Rs.51 million in the areas of health, education and water supply schemes to the provincial authorities of Balochistan, which were upgraded under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) Initiative in Chaghi, Balochistan on Tuesday. The Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) initiative serves as an important vehicle for imp ...

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Educated youth are the ambassadors of peace and prosperity

German sponsored DAFI scholarship offers a lifeline to refugee students globally 25 Afghan refugee DAFI scholars receive their graduation certificates ISLAMABAD: At a prestigious graduation ceremony, exultant Afghan refugee students walked tall as they received scholarship completion certificates under the Deutsche Akademische Flüchtlings Initiative Albert Einstein (DAFI) scholarships in Islamabad. DAFI, th ...

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Yao Chen appeals for better access to basic education for refugee children

18 December, 2015 Press Release ISLAMABAD: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in China, Yao Chen expressed her concerns about the staggering number of out of school Afghan refugee as well as local children in Pakistan. She stressed on the need to adopt a forward-looking approach to providing quality primary education to as many refugee children as possible. Emphasising refugee youth with education and necessary skil ...

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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yao Chen stresses on doing more for education

Press Release 16 December 2015 MIANWALI: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in China, Yao Chen today inaugurated the newly constructed classrooms at the Government Elementary School for Boys in Union Council, Khadozai, Mianwali. The school has been upgraded under the UN’s Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (RAHA) initiative funded by the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and implemented by the Rural Em ...

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German Ambassador inaugurates newly upgraded Radiology Department in Peshawar

15 December, 2015 Press Release PESHAWAR: The German Ambassador to Pakistan, Ms. Ina Lepel, inaugurated the newly upgraded Radiology Department at the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Peshawar on Tuesday. This upgraded facility will benefit around 100 patients daily. The newly upgraded radiology department is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany through the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAF ...

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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in China Yao Chen arrives in Pakistan

15 December, 2015 Press Release ISLAMABAD: UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador (GWA) in China, Yao Chen, has arrived in Islamabad on a four-day official visit to meet Afghan refugee women and children and seek first-hand information to garner support for the education of refugee children. Yao Chen is an acclaimed Chinese actress and one of the world's top micro-bloggers with 71 million fan following on social media ...

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UHNCR underlines the need for ensuring safe education for all

Press Release 10 December, 2015 ISLAMABAD (10 December, 2015): As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, UNHCR offices across Pakistan organized various activities aimed at raising awareness among the people specially youth about safe education. The annual 16 Day campaign of Activism against Gender-based violence conclude on 10 December, marking the international Human Right ...

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Modern life-changing healthcare at the doorstep of refugee hosting communities in Balochistan

News story QUETTA (10 December, 2015): A wave of happiness and relief washed over Samina when she walked out of hospital without any support for the first time in two years. Born to a Pakistani family, the 14-year-old, suffered from typhoid fever that left her physically disabled because her family could not afford to pay for her medical treatment. Samina’s dream of walking back on her feet came true when s ...

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EU funded project gives new hope to people with disabilities in Balochistan

Press Release, 07 December 2015 QUETTA: Glad tidings for persons with disabilities in Balochistan as the province gets its first ever facility at the Orthopaedic, Prosthetic and Physiotherapy Centre (OPPC) that will provide free of cost quality prosthesis.  The existing OPPC has been upgraded and equipped with modern technology by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), funded by the European Union under the Refugee ...

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