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UNHCR steps up efforts to support the COVID-19 response in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is dispatching core relief items in support of the Government of Pakistan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief items include medical supplies and sanitation products such as sanitary clothes,

Proof of Registration Card Modification Centres close temporarily in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 17, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Proof of Registration Card Modification (PCM) Centres in Pakistan have temporarily been closed as of Tuesday, 17 March 2020. Activities at PCM Centres are suspended until further notice as a precautionary measure. This aligns

Voluntary repatriation for Afghan refugees suspended temporarily

Islamabad, March 17, 2020 (PPI-OT): Following the closure of the Torkham and Chaman official border-crossing points with Afghanistan, the voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan has been suspended. This is due to precautionary measures taken by the Government

UNHCR welcomes EU’s humanitarian aid of Euro 21 million for Afghan refugees and host communities

Islamabad, February 27, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Thursday welcomed the European Union’s generous humanitarian aid of Euro 21 million for Afghan refugees and their host communities in Iran and Pakistan. This funding will be channelled towards basic

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Mr. George Okoth-Obbo, arrives in Pakistan

Islamabad, November 05, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Mr. George Okoth-Obbo, on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan. During his four-day visit, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations will meet with senior Pakistani government officials,

UNHCR welcomes Prime Minister’s decision to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts

Islamabad, February 25, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Monday welcomed the decision made by Prime Minister Imran Khan to allow Afghan refugees to open bank accounts. “I commend Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government and the people of

Health Ministry, UNHCR join hands to improve healthcare for Afghan refugees and host communities

Islamabad, January 04, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Federal Minister for Health Aamer Mehmood Kiani has pledged to support the inclusion of all residents of Pakistan, including Afghan refugees, into the government’s health plans and programmes that will allow them to have

Investing in youth will pay dividends for peace and prosperity: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Islamabad, September 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi Friday said empowering youth and investing in their future will pay dividends for peace, security and prosperity. “Empowering Afghan and Pakistani youth through vocational training and

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees hands over four community projects to Sindh government

Karachi, January 27, 2017 (PPI-OT):As part of efforts to bridge gaps between Pakistani and Afghan refugee communities across the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) formally handed over four projects to the government in Sindh ……

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees supports free health services to mothers and children in Quetta

Quetta, December 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has completed the refurbishment and upgrading of a maternal and child health facilities in Quetta to provide uninterrupted, quality health services […]