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UNHCR official opens women training centre

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QUETTA: A senior official of the UN refugee agency on Thursday opened first-ever international standard training centre for women, especially those living in Loralai and Zhob areas of Balochistan. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the $1.2 million project, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner George Okoth-Obbo stressed the need to […]

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Empowerment: UN goodwill ambassador calls for educating Afghan refugees

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ISLAMABAD: UNHCR goodwill ambassador (GWA) in China Yao Chen has stressed the need for educating Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. Chen, who is on a four-day trip to Pakistan, visited Afghan refugee camps in Mianwali district and also met Aqeela Asifi, an Afghan refugee teacher and recipient of the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. At […]

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UNHCR goodwill envoy arrives from China

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ISLAMABAD: The UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador in China Yao Chen arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit to meet Afghan refugees and garner support for the education of their children. She is an acclaimed Chinese actress and one of the world’s top micro-bloggers with 71 million fans on social media. She was also named the […]

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HRW urges Lanka not to deport Pakistani asylum seekers

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NEW YORK: The Human Rights Watch has called upon the Sri Lankan government not to deport 142 Pakistanis seeking asylum until UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) determines their need for international protection. Sri Lanka’s Immigration Controller Chulananda Perera has said that the government was able to deport the detained Pakistanis because it had not given them […]

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Speakers for safeguarding workers’ rights

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LAHORE: The rights of all workers irrespective of their country of origin should be fully protected as regards `decent living and working conditions’. This was observed by speakers at a consultative workshop here on Friday. International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organised the event to seek inputs to […]

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