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29 September 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Afghan refugee doctor dares women and girls to dream

Doctor Saleema Rehman is the regional winner for Asia for UNHCR’s annual Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to promoting girls’ education...

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06 August 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
A test of speed, strength, skill and horsemanship

Haji Gada Muhammed sits on a cushion in a splendid white parahan tunban, a traditional Afghan long-shirt and loosely plaited trousers made of linen...

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16 July 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Skills training builds futures for refugees and Pakistanis alike

In Quetta, Pakistan, Nida and her fellow trainees are gaining vocational skills, equipping them to take advantage of new livelihoods opportunities...

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13 July 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UNHCR is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement...

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08 June 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Iran policy change gives refugees access to banking services

UNHCR welcomes the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s recent move to formalize access to banking services – including debit cards...

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31 May 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Renewed commitment needed to support displaced Afghans and their hosts

UNHCR is calling for a renewed commitment from the international community to stand in solidarity with millions of Afghans...

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31 May 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Apprentices become partners as Afghan refugee and Iranian team up

After vocational training with UNHCR, auto apprentice Abbas met intern Danial and the two launched their own repair shop employing refugees...

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27 May 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
UNHCR calls for continued engagement and increased support for Afghanistan

UNHCR is calling for greater support from the international community for Afghanistan’s people, including those displaced...

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25 May 2021  |  Source: UNHCR
Government of Pakistan delivers first new biometric identity smartcards to Afghan refugees

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) issued today the first new biometric identity smartcards...

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