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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in China Yao Chen arrives in Pakistan

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in China Yao Chen arrives in Pakistan

15 December, 2015 Press Release ISLAMABAD: UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador (GWA) in China, Yao Chen, has arrived in Islamabad on a four-day official visit to meet Afghan refugee women and children and seek first-hand information to garner support for the education of...

UHNCR underlines the need for ensuring safe education for all

UHNCR underlines the need for ensuring safe education for all

Press Release 10 December, 2015 ISLAMABAD (10 December, 2015): As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, UNHCR offices across Pakistan organized various activities aimed at raising awareness among the people specially youth about safe...

Afghan refugee defies oppression with paint

Afghan refugee defies oppression with paint

 News Stories, 26 November 2015 ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 2015, Pakistan (UNHCR) – Every stroke of Manizha’s brush tells a story. Through her art, hundreds of women have been given a voice, a chance to speak out about their harrowing experiences of life under the...

Making a difference in refugees’ lives through education

Making a difference in refugees’ lives through education

News Stories, 5 October 2015 ISLAMABAD, Sept 30, Pakistan (UNHCR) – Life tests student Abdul Khalil, a 30-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, to the limits. Each day, he works between 18 to 19 hours. He starts at 8:00 a.m. from the university where he studies and...

UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to Afghan refugee teacher

UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to Afghan refugee teacher

News Stories, 5 October 2015 GENEVA, Oct 5 (UNHCR) – The courageous work of an Afghan refugee teacher took centre stage Monday night as Aqeela Asifi was presented with the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. In an...