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  • Renewed commitment needed to support displaced Afghans and their hosts

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2021 (6 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for a renewed commitment from the international community to stand in solidarity with millions of Afghans who are anxious about their future, and with the host countries that have provided safety to millions of Afghan refugees fleeing successive waves of viol...
  • UNHCR urges stronger support for refugee vaccinations in Asia

    news UNHCR, 01 Jun 2021 (6 months ago )
    With COVID-19 raging in many parts of the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning about shortages of vaccines in the Asia-Pacific region, including for refugees and asylum-seekers. We urge immediate and stronger support for the COVAX initiative, a worldwide effort aimed at achieving equit...
  • 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...
  • Ending the Afghan exile

    news AlJazeera, 16 Dec 2019 (1 year 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 ...
  • More support needed for refugee education in Iran

    news UNHCR, 06 Dec 2019 (1 year 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 ...
  • UNHCR urges intensified support for displaced Afghans and refugee hosting nations

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2019 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for intensified support for displaced Afghans and their hosting communities, ahead of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, next week. As we enter the fifth decade of Afghan displacement, some 4.6 million Afghans remain uprooted globally – incl...
  • 45 members of KKO (Breakaway) Return to Legal Fold in Hpa-an

    news The Global New Light of Myanmar, 23 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    45 members of the KKO (Breakaway) group returned to the legal fold bringing their arms and ammunition at a Tatmadaw column on 22 June morning. Led by Maung Myint, the 45-member troop of KKO (Breakaway) contacted the Tatmadaw column through Mizine Mountain Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sandarvara on 21 June w...
  • Join Peace Process, Don’t Complain from Outside: Senior Govt Negotiator

    news The Irrawaddy, 14 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    YANGON—When it comes to the peace process, it is better to come inside the house and start a debate than shouting and stoning the house from outside, said U Khin Zaw Oo, a member of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) secretariat. The secretariat held an informal meeting on Thursday ...
  • NCA Signatories Meet in Chiang Mai to Discuss Peace Process

    news Network Media Group, 08 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    Representatives of 10 ethnic armed organizations gather for three days of talks aimed at ending the deadlock in Burma’s peace process. Representatives of 10 ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that have signed Burma’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) gathered in the northern Thai city of Chiang...
  • Parliament’s Constitution Amendment Panel Completes Review of Charter

    news The Irrawaddy, 14 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    YANGON—The Union Parliament’s Charter Amendment Committee on Thursday completed reviewing the entire Constitution for possible amendments. It will submit a report on its findings to Parliament next month. Committee secretary U Myat Nyana Soe, who is also an Upper House lawmaker for the ruling Na...