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Proof of Registration card renewal, verification exercise for Afghan refugees postponed due to COVID-19

Islamabad, March 31, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Government of Pakistan, together with UNHCR, has decided to temporarily postpone the commencement of the “Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise” (DRIVE) due to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The card renewal...
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Government to issue smartcards for Afghan refugees under verification exercise

Islamabad, March 02, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Government of Pakistan announced the issuance of new smartcards for Afghan refugees who are Proof of Registration (PoR) cardholders. The Chief Commissioner ate for Afghan Refugees (CCAR)/Ministry of States and Frontier R...
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UNHCR steps up efforts to support flood-affected refugees and Pakistani communities

Islamabad, September 11, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has stepped up efforts to support hundreds of Afghan refugee and Pakistani families affected by severe rainfall and flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces. According to governmen...
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UNHCR calls for additional investments in education, livelihoods for Afghan refugees

Islamabad, July 07, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency convened a global high-level meeting to seek practical support and galvanize action in support of durable solutions for Afghan refugees. The virtual high-level meeting was convened by the United N...
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UNHCR donates medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta

Quetta, April 30, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency provided state-of-the-art medical equipment to Children Hospital Quetta as part of its ongoing work to support the Provincial Government and improve public health care services in hospitals in Baloc...
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Displaced and stateless women and girls at heightened risk of gender-based violence in the coronavirus pandemic

Islamabad, April 20, 2020 (PPI-OT): Around the world COVID-19 is taking lives and changing communities but the virus is also inducing massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at...
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UNHCR welcomes Japan’s contribution to support refugees, host communities amid COVID-19 outbreak

Islamabad, April 16, 2020 (PPI-OT): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency welcomed the contribution made by the Government of Japan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and their host communities in Pakistan. The Government of Japan announced a donation...
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UNHCR’s skills project empowered refugee woman to earn at home amid coronavirus outbreak

Islamabad, April 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): Saleema Habibullah, an Afghan refugee, has faced enormous struggles in her lifetime. Despite the tragic losses that she experienced, she leads a life free from fear and full of hope for the future, even in...
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UNHCR welcomes Pakistan’s efforts to include all in COVID-19 response

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