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GENEVA, 9th August, 2019 (WAM) -- More than half a million Rohingya refugees have received identity documents, most for the first time, a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has revealed.
As per usual practice, Afghan refugees in Pakistan who wish to proceed through the VRCs after the facilitated returns resume are encouraged to contact the UNHCR helpline numbers, which are operational between 8am to 8pm, before approaching the centres.
According to the UNHCR chief, the challenges faced by the body in reaching out to the affected has to mainly with security, saying there was need to ensure one's security and that of staff of UNHCR who would be involved in such exercise.
According to UNHCR report Pakistan is home to at least 1.38 million registered Afghan refugees.
The UNHCR representative told the chief minister that they have a $200m fund for the rehabilitation of street children.
The UNHCR representative agreed to work for therehabilitation of street children in the city if they were given NOC to start the work.The chief minister directed the Home secretary and Karachi commissioner to issue a NOC to the UNHCR for rehabilitation of street children in the city.
The winter break, UNHCR will not bear the expenses of repatriation centres (VRC's) at Azakhail, Nowshara and Baleli Quetta.
The UNHCR and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations are working together in Chagai district of Balochistan to introduce homestead gardens for Afghan refugees.
KARACHI: UNHCR and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are working together in districtChagai, Balochistan for introducing homestead gardens to Afghan refugees.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works in Egypt with the Egyptian government, represented by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, to raise awareness of refugee problems and highlight Egypt as a host country for thousands of refugees and asylum seekers to help the Egyptian government absorb and support the growing numbers.
Summary: Lebanon Tuesday gave the UNHCR a fortnight to respond to a request to develop a strategy to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees to safe zones in their homeland.
The minister was accompanied by Kevin Allen, head of UNHCR emergency operations for the Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh, as he toured the UAE-funded nutrition center run by the UNHCR.
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