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2017: Making sustainable solutions a reality for Afghan refugees

2017: Making sustainable solutions a reality for Afghan refugees

Press Release ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, 15 FEBRUARY 2017 – Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan and Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) underlined the importance of moving expeditiously from policy to implementation to support the needs of Afghan...

UNHCR welcomes new government policy for Afghans in Pakistan

UNHCR welcomes new government policy for Afghans in Pakistan

Islamabad, 7 February 2017 – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomes the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan’s decision to adopt a national policy relating to the management of refugees and Afghans nationals in Pakistan. The decision to extend the validity of the Proof of...

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

Tough choices for Afghan refugees returning home after years in exile

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 2016 saw a surge in the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, which has been...

UNHCR hands over four community projects to Sindh government

UNHCR hands over four community projects to Sindh government

Press Release KARACHI, PAKISTAN – 27 January 2017 – As part of efforts to bridge gaps between Pakistani and Afghan refugee communities across the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) formally handed over four projects to the government in Sindh province, south-west...

Skills training for Afghan and Pakistani youth

Skills training for Afghan and Pakistani youth

Press Release HAYATABAD, PESHAWAR – 20 JANUARY 2017: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) launched a skills development programme on Friday to empower Pakistani and Afghan refugee youth across Pakistan. The pilot...

UNHCR supports free health services to mothers and children in Quetta

UNHCR supports free health services to mothers and children in Quetta

Press Release QUETTA  (28 December 2016): The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has completed the refurbishment and upgrading of a maternal and child health facilities in Quetta to provide uninterrupted, quality health services to women and children. Provincial Minister for...

Unaccounted refugee children getting identity

Unaccounted refugee children getting identity

Reaching out to refugee communities to register new-borns KOT CHANDNA, MIANWALI (01 December, 2016): Wearing traditional Balochi cap and dressed in a Pashtoon shalwar kameez, Alam Khan, waits to get his children registered with the National Database and Registration...