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  • Government of Pakistan delivers first new biometric identity smartcards to Afghan refugees

    news UNHCR, 25 May 2021 (7 months 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...
  • Rohingya crisis: UN aid call as '290,000 flee' Myanmar

    news BBC, 09 Sep 2017 (4 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...
  • Skills training builds futures for refugees and Pakistanis alike

    news By Humera Karim in Quetta, Pakistan, 16 Jul 2021 (6 months ago )
    In Quetta, Pakistan, Nida and her fellow trainees are gaining vocational skills, equipping them to take advantage of new livelihoods opportunities.
  • More support needed for refugee education in Iran

    news UNHCR, 06 Dec 2019 (2 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 ...
  • 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 (3 months 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 (2 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 ...
  • Coronavirus – Now is not the time to forget Afghanistan and its neighbours

    news This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 14 Apr 2020 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that leaving Afghans and their host communities behind will have a far-reaching and negative impact on global efforts to fight the virus. The coronavirus poses a ve...
  • Iran policy change gives refugees access to banking services

    news UNHCR, 08 Jun 2021 (7 months 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...
  • UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

    news UNHCR, 13 Jul 2021 (6 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurit...
  • ကီၢ်ပယီၤကီၢ်ခိၣ်အိၣ်ဒီးတၢ်နာ်လၢကဒိးန့ၢ်ဘၣ်ကီၢ်ဒီတဘ့ၣ်တၢ်ပတုာ်တၢ်ခးလၢအဆိအချ့

    news Radio Free Asia, 01 May 2014 (7 years ago )
    ကလုာ်ဒူၣ်ကရူၢ်တဖၣ်မ့ၢ်အိၣ်ဒီးတၢ်သးဒ့ဒီဘၣ်ဃးတၢ်ကတိၤဆှၢနုာ်လီၤတၢ်လဲလိာ်ဘှီသီထီၣ်က့ၤတၢ်ဘျၢသဲစးဒီးတၢ်ဂ့ၢ်အဂုၤအဂၤတဖၣ်အံၤဒၣ်လဲာ်,ဖဲလၢမုၢ်လ့ဧိၤအနံၤကီၢ်ပယီၤကီၢ်ခိၣ်သ့စ့ၣ် ပာ်ဖျါထီၣ်ဝဲအတၢ်နာ်လၢအပဒိၣ်ကဒုးအိၣ်ထီၣ်ဝဲထံကီၢ်ဒီတဘ့ၣ်တၢ်ပတုာ်တၢ်ခးဒီးကလုာ်ဒူၣ်ဖီၣ်စုကဝဲၤကရူၢ်လၢအဆိအချ့န့ၣ်လီၤ. ကီၢ်ခိၣ်ကတိၤလီၤတၢ်ဖဲထ...