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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, as well as meet with Afghan refugees in Islamabad and Peshawar.

Mr. Okoth-Obbo will also participate in the appointment ceremony of UNHCR’s first National Goodwill Ambassador in Pakistan and inaugurate a cold chain provincial warehouse in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In addition, he will have an opportunity to interact with refugees during his visit.

In Peshawar, Mr. Okoth-Obbo will meet with senior officials of the Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, including the Chief Minister and several members of his Cabinet. Accompanying him will be UNHCR’s Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Indrika Ratwatte. This will be the Assistant High Commissioner’s second visit to Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Quaid-e-Azam University Road, Diplomatic Enclave 2,
Sector G-4/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2829502-6
Cell: +92-300-5017939
Fax: +92-51-2279455