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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...

A refugee separated from his mother but uniting a community

A refugee separated from his mother but uniting a community

Human story 10 August 2015 ATTOCK, Pakistan, Aug 10 (UNHCR) – Abdur Rehman was just four years old when his father died and he found himself separated from his mother. As years went by, he lost all hope of ever seeing her again. But while living with foster parents,...

UNHCR calls for international push to end Afghanistan refugee situation

UNHCR calls for international push to end Afghanistan refugee situation

News Stories, 25 June 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 25 (UNHCR) – The head of the UN refugee agency has called on the international community to redouble its engagement with Afghanistan to help bring an end to the world’s largest protracted refugee situation. UN...

UNHCR, SAFRON issues joint communique

UNHCR, SAFRON issues joint communique

24 June, 2015 Joint Communique issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres and Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt. Gen. (Retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch on the occasion of the UN High Commissioner’s Ramadan Solidarity Visit to Pakistan...