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03 February 2022  |  Source: UNHCR
Statement by Indrika Ratwatte, UNHCR Asia Director, to the Canadian House of Commons' Special Committee on Afghanistan

Since the events of last August, UNHCR and other organizations working on the ground have been warning of a humanitarian catastrophe...

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19 January 2022  |  Source: European Union
Coronavirus: Over 2.2 million vaccine doses delivered to Afghan refugees in Iran

Over 2.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Iran to ensure the protection of Afghan refugees residing in the country...

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11 January 2022  |  Source: UNHCR
OCHA/UNHCR press release on the launch of the 2022 Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the Afghanistan Situation Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP)

The United Nations and non-governmental organizations will today launch joint response plans aiming to deliver vital humanitarian relief...

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10 January 2022  |  Source: UNHCR
Displaced Afghan families return to destruction and hunger in Helmand

Economic collapse and drought mean that tens of thousands of displaced Afghans who have returned home are facing severe hunger this winter...

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DRIVE completion
04 January 2022  |  Source: UNHCR
Pakistan concludes 'drive' to issue smartcards to registered Afghan refugees

UNHCR commends the Government of Pakistan for its country-wide campaign to verify and update the data of some 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees...

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16 December 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Displaced families in Kabul caught in downward spiral

Months after fleeing to Afghanistan’s capital, aid is the only lifeline for many displaced families trying to survive a winter of soaring unemployment and food costs...

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06 December 2021  |  Source: MADE51
Chloe x MADE51: Celebrating Afghan Heritage & Skills

Starting with Chloé's '22 Spring/Summer collection, Chloé is engaging refugee women to produce components that are incorporated into their products...

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03 December 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
UNHCR highlights urgent needs of forcibly displaced in Afghanistan as winter bites

UNHCR is appealing for much more support amid acute and rising humanitarian needs for 3.5 million people displaced by conflict inside Afghanistan...

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18 November 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
UNHCR urges Tajikistan to halt returns of Afghans at risk

UNHCR is alarmed at the deportation of Afghan asylum-seekers by the Tajik authorities this week. 11 men, women and children were forcibly returned to Afghanistan...

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18 November 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
EU visits Afghan refugees in Iran

The European Commission’s humanitarian branch visited Iran over the last ten days, in order to obtain a first-hand and updated understanding of the context...

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