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UNHCR delivers shelter material to FDMA as IDPs head back home

UNHCR delivers shelter material to FDMA as IDPs head back home

Press Release  PESHAWAR – The UN Refugee Agency on Wednesday handed over 4,000 tents, 8,000 plastic sheets and 4,000 core relief item kits to FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) aimed at supporting the government’s efforts to facilitate returns to South...

Skills development programme under RAHA concluded

Skills development programme under RAHA concluded

Press Release PESHAWAR, 16 May, 2017: The closing ceremony of training of the first batch of trainees of Skills Development Program (SDP) initiated under the United Nations’ Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme was held at Peshawar University on...

Scholarship programme gives hope to Afghan refugee girl

Scholarship programme gives hope to Afghan refugee girl

PESHAWAR, 26 April, 2017: An Afghan girl expresses her feelings through paintings and to soothe away the pain she has endured. She has gone through a lot in her short life, but she does not give up, she pushes herself forward every day. 18-year-old Tamanna’s only...

Out of school for a decade: A refugee girl finally finds a school

Out of school for a decade: A refugee girl finally finds a school

PESHAWAR, 05 April 2017 – An Afghan girl had never been to school, but after years she found a ray of hope. Tahira Naz’s family and relatives did not want to send her to school due to cultural reasons. Now she feels overjoyed as her dream to become a doctor takes a...

Schools and Health Unit Refurbished in Southern Pakistan

Schools and Health Unit Refurbished in Southern Pakistan

Press Release 20 March 2017 Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees completed the refurbishment of three schools and a basic health unit in Dera Ismail Khan in the south of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Japan announces USD7million to UNHCR, WFP

Japan announces USD7million to UNHCR, WFP

Press Release 9 March 2017 ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan has announced a contribution of USD 7 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan Refugees and host communities in Pakistan. The official...