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  • Beekeeping by Afghan refugees helps boost Pakistan’s honey business

    news By Qaiser Khan Afridi and Aoife McDonnell in Buner, Pakistan, 08 Apr 2022 (4 months ago )
    High in Pakistan’s rolling hills, a mountain valley is a refuge not only for bees, but also refugees from Afghanistan.
  • Afghan refugee removes obstacles barring kids with disabilities from school

    news By Zikrea Saleah in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 Feb 2022 (6 months ago )
    In Pakistan, Jamil provides wheelchairs to get refugees with disabilities into the classroom and give them a shot at a future.
  • Amid COVID disruptions, Afghan refugee women are stepping forward into business

    news By Zikrea Saleah in Peshawar, Pakistan, 09 Nov 2021 (9 months ago )
    In Pakistan, enterprising Afghan refugee women are stepping forward to support their families, learn skills and run small businesses.
  • Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream

    news Afghan refugee Saleema Rehman has beaten the odds to become the first female doctor in her community. © UNHCR/Amsal Naeem, 29 Sep 2021 (10 months ago )
    Doctor Saleema Rehman is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to promoting girls’ education in her community and for her contribution to Pakistan’s COVID-19 response.
  • A test of speed, strength, skill and horsemanship

    news UNHCR/Humera Karim Quetta, Pakistan, 06 Aug 2021 (1 year ago )
    Haji Gada Muhammed sits on a cushion in a splendid white parahan tunban, a traditional Afghan long-shirt and loosely plaited trousers made of linen.
  • Skills training builds futures for refugees and Pakistanis alike

    news By Humera Karim in Quetta, Pakistan, 16 Jul 2021 (1 year ago )
    In Quetta, Pakistan, Nida and her fellow trainees are gaining vocational skills, equipping them to take advantage of new livelihoods opportunities.
  • UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

    news UNHCR, 13 Jul 2021 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurit...
  • Iran policy change gives refugees access to banking services

    news UNHCR, 08 Jun 2021 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s recent move to formalize access to banking services – including debit cards, for Afghan refugees in the country. Before the new policy was announced, banks around the country followed different practices, whic...
  • UNHCR welcomes the safe disembarkation of Rohingya refugees in east Aceh, Indonesia

    news UNHCR, 05 Jun 2021 (1 year ago )
    This news comment is attributable Indrika Ratwatte, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. BANGKOK, Thailand – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed yesterday’s disembarkation of 81 Rohingya refugees in east Aceh, Indonesia. After several months at sea in perilous condit...
  • UNHCR urges stronger support for refugee vaccinations in Asia

    news UNHCR, 01 Jun 2021 (1 year ago )
    With COVID-19 raging in many parts of the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning about shortages of vaccines in the Asia-Pacific region, including for refugees and asylum-seekers. We urge immediate and stronger support for the COVAX initiative, a worldwide effort aimed at achieving equit...