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UNHCR making a difference: helping refugee drug addicts

UNHCR making a difference: helping refugee drug addicts

UNHCR making a difference: helping refugee drug addicts News story QUETTA: Rahmatullah, a 26-year-old Afghan refugee was a bright student and wanted to become an engineer. He would score top marks. His life took a turn for the worst and he ended up addicted to heroin....

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation centres will remain closed on 23 March

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation centres will remain closed on 23 March

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation centers will remain closed on 23 March Registered Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued refugee cards, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated...

There is no greater sorrow than the loss of one’s mother

There is no greater sorrow than the loss of one’s mother

There is no greater sorrow than the loss of one’s mother Human story NOWSHERA, 9 March, 2018: Engulfed by loneliness in a dark room, Yagmur is watching raindrops run down the window – but he cannot listen to the relaxing sound of the rain as he is hearing and...

UNHCR-facilitated voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumed

UNHCR-facilitated voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees resumed

Press Release ISLAMABAD, 1 March 2018: The UN refugee agency’s voluntary repatriation programme for registered Afghan refugees resumed today after the winter break. Based upon the agreement between the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan and UNHCR, the voluntary...

Returning home – the beginning of a new journey

Returning home – the beginning of a new journey

News story NOWSHERA, 1 MARCH 2018: Muhammad Jan and his family have mixed feelings about going back to Afghanistan. His family has an emotional attachment to Pakistan, yet are excited to return to their home country. His family is among nine other Afghan families who...

UNHCR organises exhibition to promote refugee artisans’ work

UNHCR organises exhibition to promote refugee artisans’ work

QUETTA, 24 December, 2017: The UN Refugee Agency organised a three-day exhibition to promote the products made by the refugee artisans under the Safe from the Start Project supported by UNIQLO, a Japanese clothing company. The exhibition was held at a local hotel in...

Pakistani university discusses migration and refugee issues

Pakistani university discusses migration and refugee issues

Press Release QUETTA 20 December: The International Center for Refugees and Migration Studies (ICRMS) hosted a two-day international conference on ‘Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion’ on 19 and 20 December at Balochistan University of Information Technology...