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Updated : 2 months, 4 weeks ago IST
The UN Refugee Agency said people should not be punished or criminaliSed for exercising their fundamental human right to seek asylum. It also urged countries neighbouring Afghanistan, including Pakistan, to continue to protect those seeking safety.
Updated : 3 months ago IST
On Friday, Sindh Minister Sharjeel Memon said 129 Afghan female illegal immigrants were jailed in the province -- with 178 children -- but insisted the minors were not under arrest, the Dawn newspaper reported.
More than 500 women staff work with UNHCR's 19 NGO partners in Afghanistan, serving nearly a million women and girls. The most recent restrictions will force the UN Refugee Agency to temporarily stop critical activities in support of Afghan people, especially women and children.
Updated : 3 months, 1 week ago IST
"After more than 20 years of dedicated and committed work with the UN Refugee Agency advocating for the rights and protection of forcibly displaced people around the world, Angelina Jolie is moving on from her role as UNHCR's Special Envoy to engage on a broader set of humanitarian and human
Updated : 4 months, 2 weeks ago IST
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that for many of the world's forcibly displaced, this coming winter will be far more challenging than in recent years. Many displaced families will have no option but to choose between food and warmth as they struggle to heat their shelters, source warm cl
Updated : 5 months, 3 weeks ago IST
Geneva [Switzerland], October 4 (ANI): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced on Tuesday that former German chancellor Angela Merkel will receive the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for "political courage" and decisive action taken during her tenure to protect people forced to flee.
Updated : 7 months ago IST
Geneva [Switzerland], August 30 (ANI): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today urged support for a massive scale-up in emergency relief for millions of people in Pakistan hit by monsoon floods that have already killed more than 1,000 people.
Kabul [Afghanistan], August 26 (ANI): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is raising grave concerns over the continued detention and deportations of Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, warning once again that forcing people fleeing persecution back to their country against their will is illegal and put
Updated : 7 months, 1 week ago IST
Geneva [Switzerland], August 25 (ANI): This week marks five years since more than 700,000 ethnic Rohingya fled military persecution from Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said.
Kabul [Afghanistan], August 23 (ANI): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced the start of a more than USD 14 million community-based construction effort to build 2,300 earthquake-resilient houses to help residents in the southeastern Afghanistan region devastated by the deadly June 22 earthq
Updated : 8 months, 3 weeks ago IST
Kampala [Uganda], July 6 (ANI/Xinhua): Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday urged the United Nations to support the country's environmental protection efforts by providing refugees with alternative means of energy for cooking instead of wood fuel.
Updated : 9 months ago IST
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 28 (ANI): Urban refugees on Monday staged a sit-in protest at the entrance of the UN refugee agency-UNHCR, seeking 11-point demand that as per them would make their stay in Nepal easier.