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Afghan father and daughter reunite with family after 20 years

News Stories, 10 June 2013 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 10 (UNHCR) – More than two decades after fleeing Afghanistan with her devoted father, Deeba* has been flown out of Pakistan to rejoin her brothers and sisters and receive specialist care for her disability. The 38-year-old, who suffers from an intellectual disability, arrived in New York earlier this year to a warm welcome from her siblings, who never gav ...

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UNHCR ensures unhindered support to IDP women through its protection interventions

 Feature story JALOZAI, Pakistan, 28 May (UNHCR) - At the age of 20, when young women dream of a fabulous future, Sajida’s life took an irreparable turn for the worse. Married at 17 and widowed at 20, this young mother of a three month old baby boy lost her 20 year old husband in an IED explosion in Jalozai camp, Nowshera near the WFP food distribution hub on 21 March 2013.  Sajida’s husband, Sher Rahman, w ...

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A RAHA Secretariat in Islamabad

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The UN Refugee Agency on Wednesday inaugurated a newly-constructed Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (RAHA) Secretariat building in Islamabad. The building was constructed jointly by UNHCR and The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and the facility was opened in a joint ceremony by the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), UNHCR and UNOPS. Other RAHA act ...

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Germany, UNHCR sign a EURO 10 Million agreement to support refugee hosting districts

Press Release ISLAMABAD, 11 April (UNHCR) - KFW Development Bank on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the UN Refugee Agency today signed a financing and project agreement worth EURO 10 Million in support of the Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (RAHA) initiative. The funding will be used in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The signing ceremony was attended by Ms. Mandy Zeckr ...

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Stay of registered Afghans in Pakistan extended until 30 June 2013

The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan wish to advise registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan that the Government of Pakistan has released an official Gazette notification recognising the validity of existing Proof of Registration (PoR) cards until 30 June 2013. Registered Afghan refugees are urged to keep their original PoR ...

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Stay of registered Afghans in Pakistan extended until 30 June 2013

The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan wish to advise registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan that the Government of Pakistan has released an official Gazette notification recognising the validity of existing Proof of Registration (PoR) cards until 30 June 2013. Registered Afghan refugees are urged to keep their original PoR ...

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Stay of registered Afghans in Pakistan extended until 30 June 2013

The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan wish to advise registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan that the Government of Pakistan has released an official Gazette notification recognising the validity of existing Proof of Registration (PoR) cards until 30 June 2013. Registered Afghan refugees are urged to keep their original PoR ...

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Pace of voluntary return increases with an enhanced repatriation package for Afghan refugees

November 08, 2012 PESHAWAR - The Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Engineer Shaukat Ullah and the Representative of the UN Refugee Agency in Pakistan, Mr. Neill Wright today visited UNHCR’s facilitated Voluntary Return Centre in Chamkani, Peshawar in order to assess the repatriation process following the increase in the return package for repatriating Afghan refugees. Since the start of Nove ...

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