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Work of female artisans shown on International Women’s Day

Work of female artisans shown on International Women’s Day

UNHCR, UN WOMEN organised an exhibition of Handicrafts and Art in Peshawar PESHAWAR: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, brought together the work of indigenous female artisans and...

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees resumed

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees resumed

UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees resumed ISLAMABAD, 1 March 2019: The UN refugee agency’s voluntary repatriation programme for registered Afghan refugees resumed today after the winter break. The voluntary repatriation operation had been...

UNHCR organises painting competition in Peshawar

UNHCR organises painting competition in Peshawar

UNHCR organises painting competition in Peshawar Press Release  PESHAWAR, 22 January 2019: Pakistani and Afghan youth portrayed their imagination through their colours at a painting competition on Tuesday. The theme of the event “Home away from home – 40 years of...

UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet News story QUETTA, 14 January 2019: It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe...

UNHCR, partners supporting refugee communities to become self-reliant

UNHCR, partners supporting refugee communities to become self-reliant

UNHCR, partners supporting refugee communities to become self-reliant News story  PESHAWAR, 09 January 2019: As part of the UNHCR global approach to boost refugee self-reliance, the refugee agency and partners in Pakistan are supporting refugee communities to stand on...

Refugees turned the desert green

Refugees turned the desert green

Refugees turned the desert green News story CHAGHI, 28 December 2018: Afghan refugees in the remote district of Chagai putting in efforts to transform the rocks and desert into the green farms – contributing to the local economy and a better environment. Posti Refugee...