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  • Pakistan’s disastrous floods uproot refugees and citizens

    news By Qaiser Khan Afridi in Nowshera, Pakistan, 02 Sep 2022 (5 months ago )
    Afghan refugees are among the 33 million people in Pakistan affected by torrential rains and flooding.
  • Rohingya crisis: UN aid call as '290,000 flee' Myanmar

    news BBC, 09 Sep 2017 (5 years ago )
    Aid groups urgently need $77m (£58m) to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted two weeks ago, the UN says. About 290,000 Rohingya are said to have fled Rakhine state and sought shelter in Bangladesh since 25 August. There is a desperate need for food, wat...
  • UNHCR urges intensified support for displaced Afghans and refugee hosting nations

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2019 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for intensified support for displaced Afghans and their hosting communities, ahead of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, next week. As we enter the fifth decade of Afghan displacement, some 4.6 million Afghans remain uprooted globally – incl...
  • Government of Pakistan delivers first new biometric identity smartcards to Afghan refugees

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2021 (1 year ago )
    Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) issued today the first new biometric identity smartcards to Afghan refugees registered in the country. The new Proof of Registration (PoR) cards are legally recognized proof of identity and include enhanced security features. This...
  • Afghan refugee removes obstacles barring kids with disabilities from school

    news By Zikrea Saleah in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 Feb 2022 (11 months ago )
    In Pakistan, Jamil provides wheelchairs to get refugees with disabilities into the classroom and give them a shot at a future.
  • More support needed for refugee education in Iran

    news UNHCR, 06 Dec 2019 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education opportunities for nearly half a million Afghan children in the country, and recognizes that the country needs greater humanitarian support because of the economic challenges it faces today. Iran has been one of the world’s ...
  • 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.
  • 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 (1 year 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.
  • Ending the Afghan exile

    news AlJazeera, 16 Dec 2019 (3 years ago )
    Some 2.7 million Afghans live as refugees abroad. Their future depends on solidarity and action today. This month marks 40 years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Since December 1979, almost unending waves of conflict and violence have forced successive generations of Afghan men, women and ...
  • 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...