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UNHCR delivers relief items for families affected by earthquake
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UNHCR delivers relief items for families affected by earthquake

QUETTA: (VOM) UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has provided 500 emergency tents and thousands of core relief sets today to Balochistan’s provincial government for families affected by the earthquake that struck the region on 7 October. The emergency supplies were handed over to the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority to aid families who lost their...

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Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream   Islamabad :  Doctor Saleema Rehman is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to promoting girls’ education in her community and for her contribution to Pakistan’s COVID-19 response. Two decades ago, Seleema Rehman was one of only a...

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Afghan doctor in Pakistan wins the regional Nansen Refugee Award Islamabad, – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is pleased to announce Dr. Saleema Rehman as this year’s regional winner of the Nansen Refugee Award in the Asia region. Dr. Rehman is a 29-year-old Afghan refugee doctor, serving local communities and refugees in Pakistan. UNHCR’s Nansen...

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UNHCR expressed appreciation for international support for Afghan refugees and host communities HARIPUR – UNHCR expressed appreciation on Tuesday for the commitment of the international community to continue supporting Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan. “Pakistan has been hosting Afghan refugees for forty long years, many of them hoping to return home when they...

‘Education enables us to sense the meaning of life’
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‘Education enables us to sense the meaning of life’

Quetta : Mahbooba, a 22-year-old Afghan refugee in Pakistan, has often struggled to continue her education while also helping to provide for her family. She explains what has motivated her to persevere and of her hopes for the future. For over 40 years, persistent conflict and instability in Afghanistan have forced millions of Afghans to...

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...