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UNHCR Representative in Pakistan calls to ease pressure on refugee-hosting countries and support Afghanistan

Islamabad, July 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today (Tuesday) convened a global high-level meeting to seek galvanize action in support of durable solution for Afghan refugees. The virtual high-level meeting was attended by ministerial-level officials from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan.

Speaking during the meeting, the UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Noriko Yoshida, said additional support through this platform aims to help ease pressure on refugee-hosting countries and support Afghanistan despite its challenges. He said the world must come forward and shoulder the burden, as Pakistan and Iran have done in hosting 90 per cent of Afghan refugees for over four decades.

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