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UNHCR, PPAF launch livelihood project to help refugees and host communities

January 8, 2020 | General, Official News

Islamabad, January 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) Wednesday launched a livelihood project aimed at providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for both Afghan refugees and Pakistani communities.

The livelihood project is estimated …

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UNHCR, PPAF launch livelihood project to help refugees and host communities

January 8, 2020 | General, Official News

Islamabad, January 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) Wednesday launched a livelihood project aimed at providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for both Afghan refugees and Pakistani communities.

The livelihood project is estimated …

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UNHCR appoints Javed Afridi as UNHCR Pakistan’s Refugee Youth Ambassador

December 18, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, December 18, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced the appointment of business executive and entrepreneur, Javed Afridi, as UNHCR Pakistan’s Refugee Youth Ambassador in the margins of the first Global Refugee Forum at the Palais des Nations …

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World gathering on refugees opens in Geneva after ‘decade of displacement’

December 16, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, December 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): A three-day global gathering aimed at transforming the way the world responds to refugee situations starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. The first-ever Global Refugee Forum brings together refugees, heads of state and government, UN leaders, …

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Shapari’s journey of resilience and courage: the story of a polio survivor

November 28, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, November 28, 2019 (PPI-OT): Unable to walk, run and play with her class fellows, Shapari could not wait for her father to pick her up from school and take her home. She did not enjoy a childhood like so …

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gets it’s first-ever vaccine storage facility

November 7, 2019 | General, Official News

Peshawar, November 07, 2019 (PPI-OT): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gets it’s first-ever state-of-the-art vaccine storage facility that will cater to the needs of the entire province. The facility having the capacity to store large amounts of vaccines will benefit 1 million children …

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UNHCR appoints Mahira Khan as National Goodwill Ambassador

November 6, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, November 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Pakistani actress Ms. Mahira Khan as UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Khan had been supporting UNHCR’s activities for the last …

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UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Mr. George Okoth-Obbo, arrives in Pakistan

November 5, 2019 | General, Official News

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, …

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UNHCR hands over emergency relief items worth 288 million to Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments

November 4, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, November 04, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has handed over emergency relief items to the Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to strengthen their emergency response and supply preparedness. The core relief items worth approximately Rs. 288 million …

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UNHCR welcomes Pakistan’s financial contribution to support people in need

September 12, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, September 12, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, on Wednesday welcomed the Government of Pakistan’s generous contribution to its annual programme budget. The Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva announced the financial contribution earlier …

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UNHCR welcomes Pakistan cabinet’s decision to extend stay of Afghan refugees

June 28, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, June 28, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, The UN refugee agency welcomed the Pakistan cabinet’s decision to extend the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards to some 1.4 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan until 30 June 2020. “We appreciate the Government decision …

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25 people forced to flee their homes every minute as global displacement tops 70 million

June 21, 2019 | General, Official News

Islamabad, June 21, 2019 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Thursday said that 25 people were forced to flee their homes every minute in 2018 as global displacement tops 70 million. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report shows that 70.8 million …

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