UNHCR launches vocational training programme for Afghan and Pakistani youth in Balochistan

Quetta, February 22, 2017 (PPI-OT):The UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) country Representative in Pakistan, Indrika Ratwatte together with the Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Lt. General (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch is on a …

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes new government policy for Afghans in Pakistan

Islamabad, February 07, 2017 (PPI-OT):The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomes the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan’s decision to adopt a national policy relating to the management of refugees and Afghans nationals in Pakistan. The decision to …

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 […]

Tripartite Commission: Empowering refugees in Pakistan, reintegration investment in Afghanistan will close refugee chapter

Islamabad, July 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Representatives of the Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday underlined their commitment to empower Afghan refugees in Pakistan […]

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees doubles grant for registered Afghan refugees opting to return to Afghanistan

Islamabad, June 30, 2016 (PPI-OT):The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded his first tri-nation visit to Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. On the last leg of his mission […]

Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas project enhances skills capacity, monthly income of Pakistani communities hosting refugees

Islamabad, April 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):The UN Refugee Agency and Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) organised a one-day exhibition with the theme ‘Homemade’ to showcase and promote the handicraft products made […]

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees strengthens education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through Refugee Affected and Hosting Area programme

Peshawar, April 18, 2016 (PPI-OT):The UN Refugee Agency and the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have enhanced school enrolment ratio in the province by creating space for additional 5,000 children […]

Japan contributes US$ 4 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support its refugee programme and access to assistance to returnees in Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Islamabad, March 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Government of Japan today announced a total contribution of US$ 16 million to UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) […]