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- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
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- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec 26 (UNHCR) - A top-ranking justice official in Pakistan has called for a new approach to deal with refugee-related court cases in a country that hosts millions of refugees but lacks domestic legislation to protect their rights adequately.
IRAQ / KUWAIT - Kuwait Trains Basra Burn Medics - IOM has organized a training programme in Kuwait for four medical staff from the newly-rehabilitated Burns Unit of Basra General Hospital in Iraq.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency today took a first step towards opening dialogue between Afghanistan and its refugee students on scholarship in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran.
ISLAMABAD, 12 December (IRIN) - Just over 10,000 Afghan refugees sheltered in a remote refugee camp in the Khyber Agency, about 70 km from Peshawar, the capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), are to be offered a choice between repatriation and or relocation to another camp in Pakistan by March, according to an official of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) official.
Some $290 million would be needed next year to fund 300 mine action projects in 36 countries, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at a Headquarters press briefing today.
LORALAI, Pakistan (UNHCR) - Almost unnoticed amid the efforts to repatriate Afghan refugees and care for the last wave to arrive in Pakistan, the UN refugee agency continues to watch over nearly a million other Afghan refugees who have been here for up to 24 years.
DUBAI, Dec 3 (UNHCR) - Government officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan meeting together with senior UNHCR staff today in the third tripartite meeting to discuss refugee repatriation said that security in Afghanistan is an absolute requirement for the resumption of returns and a successful repatriation.
Brussels, 24 November 2003 - The European Commission has recently pledged to provide humanitarian aid for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (€4.5 million), Georgia (€2.2 million), Timor Leste (€2 million), China (€2 million) and Pakistan (€1 million). The funds are managed by the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Projects will be implemented by humanitarian agencies operating in the target regions.
Islamabad (dpa) - The officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are to meet in Dubai next month to discuss the deportation of Afghan nationals from Pakistan, a news report said on Saturday.
UNHCR's regional chief Kwame Boafo told reporters in Pakistan's southern Balochistan province on Friday that the December 3 meeting in the Gulf state would also review the U.N-sponsored three-year Aghan refugees' voluntary repatriation programme, daily 'DAWN' reported.
By Intikhab Amir
PESHAWAR, Nov 20: Non-provision of sufficient funds to the flood relief cell, NWFP, has brought its operations to a virtual halt.
This is evident in the authorities failure to implement the recently issued instructions of Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani viz-a-viz distribution of compensation funds among the flood victims of Dir upper district, according to official sources.
ECHO, the European Union's humanitarian aid office, has granted Islamic Relief 300,000 Euros for rehabilitation projects in flood-struck Sindh, in Southern Pakistan.
Universal Children's Day on November 20 has served to promote the plight of children worldwide since 1954. This year, while commemorating all of the children of the world, SOS Children's Villages would like to draw special attention to the suffering of children in conflict areas.
Briefer: Kris Janowski - Media Relations
ANKARA , 17 November (IRIN) - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is temporarily closing its voluntary repatriation centres (VRCs) in Pakistan. The announcement follows a deadly attack in the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni this weekend, in which a UN international staff member was killed and a local staff member wounded.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 28 (UNHCR) -- The UN refugee agency today announced that more than 2.5 million Afghan refugees have returned from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran since the start of UNHCR's voluntary repatriation programme in March last year.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct 10 (UNHCR) - More than 200,000 Afghans seeking repatriation assistance have been checked by a state-of-the-art iris recognition system since UNHCR introduced the technology a year ago to help detect anyone seeking the agency's standard repatriation package for a second time.
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.