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UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to Afghan refugee teacher

News Stories, 5 October 2015 GENEVA, Oct 5 (UNHCR) – The courageous work of an Afghan refugee teacher took centre stage Monday night as Aqeela Asifi was presented with the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. In an extraordinary story of bravery and determination against all odds, Aqeela Asifi made it her mission over more than 20 years in exile to bring educatio ...

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Speakers pay rich tributes to Aqeela Asifi – winner of Nansen Refugee Award

Press Release ISLAMABAD, Sep 29 (UNHCR) – Speakers at a reception Tuesday paid rich tributes to Aqeela Asifi, winner of the prestigious 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees. Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan. Her brave and tireless commitment has helped thousands of refugee girls ...

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50,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan returned this year under UNHCR voluntary return programme

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The UN refugee agency has facilitated the return of over 50,000 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan so far this year under the agency’s largest and longest running voluntary repatriation programme. As part of its facilitated group return (FGR) initiative, UNHCR on Wednesday assisted a group of 550 registered Afghan refugees return to Herat from its voluntary repatriation centre ...

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A refugee separated from his mother but uniting a community

Human story 10 August 2015 ATTOCK, Pakistan, Aug 10 (UNHCR) – Abdur Rehman was just four years old when his father died and he found himself separated from his mother. As years went by, he lost all hope of ever seeing her again. But while living with foster parents, more than a decade later the then-15-year-old Rehman had a breakthrough. Somebody knew where his mother was and took him to meet her. “I couldn ...

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UNHCR’s lifesaving initiatives: Balochistan hospital gets first-ever centralized oxygen system

News Story QUETTA, 22 July 2015, Pakistan (UNHCR) - Abdul Waheed’s father could not breathe and urgently needed oxygen to stay alive. Waheed erupted into cries, knowing how serious his father’s condition was. The doctor, too, knew he was critical. But despite all the worries, Waheed’s father survived - thanks to a sophisticated centralized oxygen system introduced for the first time in Fatimah Jinnah Chest ...

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UNHCR calls for international push to end Afghanistan refugee situation

News Stories, 25 June 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 25 (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency has called on the international community to redouble its engagement with Afghanistan to help bring an end to the world's largest protracted refugee situation. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres pointed out that reinvigorated and continued engagement was critical to support Afghanistan's natio ...

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UNHCR, SAFRON issues joint communique

24 June, 2015 Joint Communique issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres and Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt. Gen. (Retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch on the occasion of the UN High Commissioner’s Ramadan Solidarity Visit to Pakistan 1) This Communique is being issued in pursuance of the UN High Commissioner’s meetings with the acting President and Prime Minister of Pakista ...

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UNHCR Chief inaugurates new Emergency Assessment Unit at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Peshawar

Press Release PESHAWAR - 23 June, 2015: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. António Guterres inaugurated the newly constructed Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) in Peshawar on Tuesday. The new block will benefit around 9,500 patients per year, 25 per cent of whom will be Afghan refugees. Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions, L ...

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Guterres lauds Pakistan’s generosity for hosting the world’s largest protracted refugee population

Press Release PESHAWAR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres expressed his appreciation and solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan for having generously hosted the world’s largest protracted refugee population for over three decades, in line with Islamic values of hospitality and generosity. Mr. Guterres expressed these views in his meetings with the top officia ...

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UNHCR Chief arrives in Islamabad on a three-day visit

Press Release ISLAMABAD - 22 June 2015 - - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres begins on Monday a three-day Ramadan Solidarity mission to Pakistan, where he will express his appreciation and solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan for having generously hosted the world’s largest protracted refugee population for over 35-years in line with the Islamic values and ...

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