Tag: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Telecoms operator Lebara supports education for displaced children

London: A leading European telecoms operator, Lebara, has this week launched a fund-raising drive to support UNHCR-run programmes to help more than 100,000 displaced children go to school in six countries around the world. The British-based Lebara, as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, plans to raise 600,000 Euros in the eight countries where it operates: Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Many of its customers in these countries are migrants or refugees. The […]

UN High Commissioner for Refugees scales up aid to thousands fleeing Pakistan’s latest conflict zone

Islamabad: This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. UNHCR is scaling up its help to people fleeing recent fighting in north-western Pakistan. This decision comes after a UN assessment visit last weekend to Kurram agency along the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan. Central […]