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UNHCR rolls out emergency cash assistance to help refugees impacted by COVID-19
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UNHCR rolls out emergency cash assistance to help refugees impacted by COVID-19

Islamabad :29 May, 2020. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, last week began the first disbursements of emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan. This assistance is being carried out in close collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) of the Government of Pakistan and...

New UNHCR Representative arrives in Pakistan
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New UNHCR Representative arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – 16 May 2020:UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has appointed Ms. Noriko Yoshida as its new Representative in Pakistan. Ms. Yoshida recently arrived to take up her responsibilities.She succeeds Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela – who has become the Director of UNHCR’s Office in New York.Before taking up her assignment in Pakistan, Ms. Yoshida served as...

Distribution of 1500 food packages to Afghan refugees by China
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Distribution of 1500 food packages to Afghan refugees by China

Islamabad : 2 May, 2020Minister for SAFRON Mr. Shahriar Khan Afridi talks to media after distributing 1,500 food packages to Afghan refugees and thanks to the Chinese government and people. He said that my request, they gave funds to UNHCR for Afghan refugees. Food packages for 1500 families are just the beginning. This process will continue.Shahriar Khan...

Ambassador Yao Jing lauds regional global initiatives taken by PM Khan
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Ambassador Yao Jing lauds regional global initiatives taken by PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: 30 April, 2020Chinese Ambassador handed over 1500 food packs to Minister of State for SAFRON and Narcotics Affairs Shehryar Afridi as donation for the Afghan refugees trapped in camps due to lockdown situation amid Coronavirus Pandemic.   The donation was made on the request of Mr Afridi who has written letters to the United Nations...

UNHCR donates medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta
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UNHCR donates medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta

Islamabad: 30 April, 2020 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency provided state-of-the-art medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta as part of its ongoing work to support the Provincial Government and improve public health care services in hospitals in Balochistan. The equipment valued at Rs.7 million includes a fully automated chemistry analyzer, an instrument used for the...

Displaced and stateless women and girls at heightened risk of gender-based violence in the coronavirus pandemic
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Displaced and stateless women and girls at heightened risk of gender-based violence in the coronavirus pandemic

IslamabadAround the world COVID-19 is taking lives and changing communities but the virus is also inducing massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Gillian Triggs, warned. “We need to pay urgent attention to the protection of refugee, displaced...