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UNHCR tents for displaced families in South Waziristan and Orakzai

Press Release PESHAWAR: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) delivered 2,500 tents to government authorities in Peshawar on Friday. The tents handed over to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) will be dispatched to South Waziristan and Orakzai agencies. The tents are for families who have recently returned to the area now deemed safe by Pakistan’s security authoritie ...

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Tripartite Commission: Empowering refugees in Pakistan, reintegration investment in Afghanistan will close refugee chapter

Press Release ISLAMABAD (19 July, 2016): The Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday underlined their commitment to empower Afghan refugees in Pakistan and to pro-actively work towards their voluntary repatriation and sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan. They called on the international community to support these efforts aimed at ac ...

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UNHCR doubles grant for registered Afghan refugees opting to return to Afghanistan

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded his first tri-nation visit to Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. On the last leg of his mission in Pakistan, the High Commissioner announced an increase in assistance package for registered Afghan refugee families, who are opting to return to Afghanistan under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary return progamme. Dur ...

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UNHCR chief urges for inclusive education for all including Afghan refugees

Press Release 23 June 2016 PESHAWAR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has urged the international community to invest more in youth empowerment and education while the current emergencies have increased global concern about the additional risks faced by children who do not have access to educational opportunities. The High Commissioner noted that protracted refugee hosting co ...

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UNHCR, SAFRON issue Joint Communique

23 June 2016 The Joint Communique was issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi and Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt. Gen. (Retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch on the occasion of the UN High Commissioner’s Visit to Pakistan. 1) This Communique is being issued in pursuance of the High Commissioner’s meetings with the President of Pakistan, the Minister of Finance, detailed delib ...

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World Refugee Day – With 1 human in every 113 affected, forced displacement hits record high

Press Release ISLAMABAD:  Millions marked World Refugee Day (WRD) with events across the globe as UNHCR reported that the number of forcibly displaced people was higher than it had ever been in history. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report (GTR) which was released on 20 June said 65.3 million people were displaced as of the end of 2015, compared to 59.5 million just twelve months earlier. This is the first t ...

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RAHA project enhances skills capacity, monthly income of Pakistani communities hosting refugees

Press Release ISLAMABAD: The UN Refugee Agency and Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) organised a one-day exhibition with the theme ‘Homemade’ to showcase and  promote the handicraft products made by Pakistani communities and Afghan refugees at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). As part of UNHCR’s youth empowerment interventions under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme, AHAN trained some ...

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Seeking Solutions and Managing Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Press Release One day national seminar on ‘Seeking Solutions and Managing Afghan Refugees in Pakistan’ was held at National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad on 26th April 2016. A large number of participants attended the proceedings. The seminar aimed at highlighting the importance of developing a practical set of policies regarding lasting solutions for the management of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and ...

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UNHCR strengthens education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through RAHA programme

Press Release PESHAWAR: The UN Refugee Agency and the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have enhanced school enrolment ratio in the province by creating space for additional 5,000 children and improving learning conditions for over 10,000 children already attending schools through the United Nations’ Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (RAHA) initiative. Funded by the German Government through Germa ...

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More than 300,000 patients to benefit from the improved healthcare facilities at Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta

Press Release QUETTA: Balochistan’s Provincial Ministry of Health and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) marked today the ground-breaking ceremony for improvement and extension of the existing Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta (BINUQ) in Quetta. The project has been identifies under the United Nations’ Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) initiative which is an important vehicle for improving a ...

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