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Mahira Khan says Pakistan has given refugees a home

Says refugees are victims of war and terrorism

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June 20, 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

 

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Jolie will be visiting more camps on Tuesday

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February 4, 2019

 

Consider Saudi teen for ‘refugee resettlement’, UN to Australia

She says she will be killed if she goes back

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January 9, 2019

 

Pakistan and Turkey top refugee hosting countries

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

 

Afghan education curriculum is taught in Pakistan refugee schools: UNHCR

PESHAWAR: The UN refugee agency has said that there have been no changes to the textbooks currently used in refugee schools in Pakistan, said a release of the UNHCR issued here Monday. The education curriculum of Afghanistan is used in refugee schools in Pakistan. This helps prepare pupils for their reintegration into the schooling system…

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January 22, 2018

 

UNHCR lauds Pakistan over facilities given to Afghan refugees

KABUL: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Pakistan is hosting the largest number of refugees and 1.45 million of them hail from Afghanistan. A UNHCR report said that Pakistan unconditionally hosted millions of refugees and provided best possible facilities to them. The report said the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to their…

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November 15, 2017

 

60,000 Afghan children born in Pakistan every year

ISLAMABAD: Approximately, 60,000 children are born to Afghan refugees every year in Pakistan, said a report of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has been hosting almost 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees – the largest refugee population globally, an official of the United Nations High Commissioner…

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November 13, 2017

 

Myanmar must give citizenship to Rohingya: UN refugee chief

UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar must grant citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims so that they can return from Bangladesh to the Southeast Asian country, where they fled government-run violence against the persecuted minority group, the head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. “These people cannot remain…

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November 3, 2017

 

3.5 million refugee children don’t attend school: UN

More than half the world’s refugee children — some 3.5 million altogether — do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education. “Some 3.5 million didn’t get a single day” of school last year from among the 6.4 million children aged between five and 17 who…

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September 12, 2017

 

The Great Divide and the Brutal Migration

By: Saman Siddiqui As the 14th day of August nears this year, the preparations for 70th Independence Day are in full swing. We can never forget the event of partition of the subcontinent. It has been regarded as the central historical event in 20th century South Asia. About 15 million people were displaced, according to…

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August 12, 2017

 

UNHCR welcomes registration of a million undocumented Afghans in Pakistan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the pilot launched this week of the Pakistan government’s programme to register undocumented Afghans living in the country, currently estimated between 600,000 to one million. This significant step will help regularize the stay for many Afghans at a time when return to their home country may not be possible….

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July 21, 2017

 

Pakistan ranks 2nd amongst countries hosting highest number of refugees: UNHCR report

A UN report shows that there are 65.3 million refugees around the world who have been displaced due to war, poverty, economic conditions and natural disasters. According to the UNHCR, Pakistan ranks 2nd amongst the countries hosting the highest number of refugees. UN Geneva praises Pakistan for its efforts to relocate displaced refugees, mainly from…

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June 20, 2017

 

UN praises Pakistan for hosting afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has lauded Pakistan for hosting millions Afghan refugees and providing them basic necessities of life for decades.   The appreciation was conveyed by a high-level delegation of UNHCR headed by UN Assistant high commissioner Volker Turks, in a meeting with Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen (R)…

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April 27, 2017

 

60,000 Afghan children born in Pakistan every year

ISLAMABAD: Approximately, 60,000 children are born to Afghan refugees every year in Pakistan, said a report of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has been hosting almost 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees – the largest refugee population globally, an official of the United Nations High Commissioner…

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February 23, 2017

 

More than 380,000 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016: UNHCR

More than 380,000 registered Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan this year, the highest number since 2007, the United Nations said Friday, adding it handed out $135 million in cash assistance in the last three months alone. Fears of a crackdown on refugees in Pakistan along with a doubling of the UN’s cash grant for…

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December 2, 2016

 

Over 350,000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan: UN

ISLAMABAD: More than 350,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data show, with the torrent of people crossing the border expected to continue. Earlier in October the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR said the number of documented Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan had soared past 200,000. But this week…

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October 18, 2016

 

Portugal’s Guterres set to be next UN chief

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council was poised Thursday to back Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and head of the UN’s refugee agency for a decade, as the next secretary general. The 67-year-old socialist politician, who will be the first former head of government to become UN chief, has pledged to revamp the…

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October 6, 2016

 

UNHCR commends Pakistan govt for extending stay of Afghan refugees till March 31, 2017

PESHAWAR: UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Indrika Ratwatte Wednesday commended the government for extending the stay of Afghans refugee in Pakistan till 31 March 2017. He said, “The extension is an important decision by the government of Pakistan which recognizes the importance of policies to manage the legal stay of registered Afghans in Pakistan.” Chief Commissioner…

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September 28, 2016

 

Nearly one million South Sudan refugees living in dire conditions: UN

NAIROBI: Nearly a million refugees fleeing the brutal conflict in South Sudan, most of them women and children, are suffering dire conditions in camps across the region, the UN said on Monday. Refugee agency UNHCR said arrivals in Uganda alone had peaked at “more than 8,000 in one day” last month after an outbreak of…

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August 15, 2016

 

Islamic State captures up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqis: UNHCR

GENEVA: Islamic State fighters may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq. The report followed a statement on Thursday from the Iraqi Observatory for Human rights, which said about 1,900 civilians had been…

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August 5, 2016

 
 
 
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