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UNHCR calls for additional investments in education, livelihoods for Afghan refugees

Islamabad, July 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency convened a global high-level meeting to seek practical support and galvanize action in support of durable solutions for Afghan refugees. The virtual high-level meeting was convened by the United Nations…

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 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 …

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 ……