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World Refugee Day in Pakistan in pictures

There are around 2.3m refugees in Pakistan

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June 20, 2019


Hate Afghan refugees?

Around 2.3 million Afghans ‘refugees’ are living in Pakistan

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April 25, 2019


Sindh govt, UNHCR to recount Afghan refugees in Karachi

UNHCR has a $200m fund for rehabilitation of street children in Karachi, says UNHCR representative

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March 5, 2019


SBP tells banks how to facilitate Afghan refugees who want to open a bank account

Instructs banks to accept the Proof of Registration card as an acceptable identity document

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March 1, 2019


Registered Afghan refugees can now open bank accounts: PM Imran Khan

Around 2.3 million Afghans refugees are living in cities across Pakistan

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February 25, 2019


FO spokesperson’s Twitter account restored after temporary suspension

He is attending ICJ hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case

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February 20, 2019


Kashmiri Muslims seek refuge in mosques fearing mob reprisal after Pulwama attack

Locals provided gas cylinders and groceries to help out

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February 20, 2019


A team of 50 refugees will compete at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

The IOC head said this is a reminder that refugees are “not forgotten”.

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October 11, 2018


Hate Afghan refugees? They’re a big part of Pakistan’s economy by the way

PM flounders on offer of citizenship amid outcry

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September 27, 2018


A Barcelona restaurant that tells refugee tales

Tucked away in a medieval Spanish square, an unconventional restaurant is training refugees and telling their stories, hoping to change the lives of migrants and how people see them. Espai Mescladis is both a restaurant and culinary school – and part publishing house. It trains migrants from as far afield as Venezuela, Senegal and Pakistan to…

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June 21, 2018


Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted…

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June 19, 2018


Won’t let terrorists use our soil against each other: Abbasi, Ghani

KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed that they would not allow terrorists to use their soil for anti-state activities against each other. “Peace, prosperity and stability of the two countries are interlinked,” said a statement issued after a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and President Ashraf Ghani held in Kabul on Monday. The…

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April 6, 2018


Pakistan looked after 3.5m refugees without anyone’s help: Ahsan Iqbal

Pakistan has taken care of 3.5 million refugees without anyone’s help for three decades, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal He was addressing an international conference on terrorism in Islamabad Tuesday. Talking about the problem of terrorism and the presence of Afghan refugees in the country, Iqbal said the international community needs to work with Pakistan…

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April 3, 2018


US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

NEWS DESK: The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past, reported AFP. Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face…

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January 30, 2018


Israel orders African refugees to leave country within three months or face prison

NEWS DESK: The Israeli government has ordered thousands of African refugees and migrants to leave the country within three months or face prison, reported The Independent with additional input from agencies. The Population and Immigration Authority called this week on those from Sudan and Eritrea to leave “to their country or to a third country”,…

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January 3, 2018


Squash a perfect match for Syria girl refugees in Jordan

Amman, Dec 4: Eleven-year-old Syrian refugee Raghda Hasriyeh whacks a ball against the wall of a squash court as she practices in front of her parents in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Along with a group of other young girls displaced by the war in their homeland she has been playing the sport for almost…

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December 4, 2017


US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

NEWS DESK: The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday, reported AFP. “Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN…

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December 3, 2017


Four Rohingya drown as refugee boat capsizes off Bangladesh

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying dozens of refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar capsized off the Bangladesh coast on Tuesday, police said. People living in the coastal strip south of the Bangladesh port of Cox’s Bazar fished 37 survivors out…

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October 31, 2017


Bangladesh says Rohingya outflow ‘untenable’, seeks solution

GENEVA: Nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar are now in Bangladesh, which is an “untenable situation”, Bangladesh told a U.N. meeting on Monday, reported Reuters. Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, told a donors meeting that his country was pursuing efforts with Myanmar to find a…

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October 23, 2017


UN plans food aid for up to 700,000 Rohingya

Cox’s Bazar: The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after some 480,000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue. A senior official from the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) told AFP they were now prepared to provide massive food and other…

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September 27, 2017


Suu Kyi faces mounting world anger over Rohingya

United Nations: Aung San Suu Kyi faced mounting criticism Tuesday over what some world leaders are now calling the “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, despite her plea for patience from the international community. The head of Myanmar’s civilian administration pledged to hold rights violators to account over the crisis in Rakhine state, but refused…

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September 20, 2017