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The assistance will reach an estimated 5.7 million "most vulnerable and marginalized" people in Afghanistan, said U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Mark Bowden, while launching the appeal in Kabul.
Peshawar: The UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) launched a skills development programme on ...
Peshawar: The Afghan nationals will continue to study in Pakistani educational institutions beyond Dec 2017, which is presumed to be the final date for the voluntary repatriation of around 1.3 million registered refugees, if a summary put up to the ...
With the exception of co-founders Rachel Taber and Douglas Hewitt, 1951 Coffee is entirely staffed by refugees, asylum seekers and special immigrant visa holders.
Dr. Gottfried Martens, a pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin, has revealed that the German government is rejecting almost all applications for asylum from most of his church's Iranian and Afghan refugee members who have waited years in Germany ...
Respondents in the petition are the federal government through the ministry of State and Frontier Regions; KP government through its chief secretary, and commissioner for Afghan refugees. The petitioner said after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan ...
With the so-called Balkan route closed at the Hungarian and Croatian borders, increasing numbers of refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan are stuck in ...
"We currently host around 1.5 million refugees and about an equal number of undocumented Afghans. We believe that there is a need to create necessary pull-factors inside Afghanistan for sustained repatriation of Afghan refugees." The Swiss President ...
Belgrade, Serbia - Hundreds of refugees, mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, are living in miserable conditions in makeshift camps and abandoned warehouses in Serbia.
Not far from the demolished Calais camp, hundreds of refugees are braving winter in a newer camp outside Dunkirk. Razan Alzayani, of the Kerning cultures podcast, describes her visit to France's first official refugee facility.
Unable to prove her Afghan nationality, she has not been registered by authorities in Pakistan as a refugee. When a deadline was announced for Afghans to leave Pakistan, many transgender refugees turned to Farzana Jan for help and advice. "I told them ...
Currently, Human Rights Watch estimates about 2 million Afghans still live in Iran as unregistered refugees - some having returned to Afghanistan only to come back once again to Iran driven back by the lack of jobs and a deteriorating security ...
A repatriation programme to move tens of thousands of Pakistani refugees across the border from Afghanistan to the Waziristan region begins on Monday.
But Mahmoud isn't alone. Pedion Areos Park has become a hub of illegal male prostitution, sometimes involving refugees as young as 15.
Her case highlighted the arbitrary arrest and forced deportation of Afghan refugees in the current spat between the two countries.
Kabul claimed that over 200,000 tribal people had arrived in Afghanistan after the military operation in North Waziristan. Sources said that elders of the refugees and officials of the political administration had met near the Afghan border on Sunday ...
Afghanistan has in recent years been fighting an epidemic of heroin use after a string of bumper opium harvests. The United Nations estimated in 2015 that there were as many as 1.6 million drug users in Afghan cities, about 5.2 percent of the ...
The year-wise figure provided by the Department of police shows that a total of 146 cases involving Afghan refugees were registered in 2014 as against the record of the prosecution directorate which puts the total number of such cases landing in court ...
January 12, 2017. City. Afghan Family of Six refugees To Arrive in Ithaca Under State Dept. ... A family of six from Afghanistan will be the first refugees to find a new home in Ithaca as part of a local charity's effort to move up to 50 refugees from ...
Pakistani government has stepped up pressure to send people back amid growing local animosity towards Afghan refugees.
Late last year the ABC reported about a young girl in Toowoomba who was taking Australian Rules football by storm, and in the process taking apart cultural and gender stereotypes to be an amazing role model and inspiration for all young, aspiring ...
On December 14, 34 Afghan refugees were deported in a special charter plane from the Rhein-Main Airport, and additional group deportations to Kabul are planned later this month.
After the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, more than six million Afghans crossed into neighbouring Pakistan and Iran. IOM transit centres near the borders are providing basic accommodation, protection for unaccompanied minors, healthcare, household ...
New Delhi: They are accused of defrauding the Austrian government, but three Afghan refugees who posed as children, likely so they aren't turned away, have shown that the war in Afghanistan is alive and well. The refugees, who pretended to be child ...
Thirty-one suspects, including 18 asylum seekers, are under investigation over offences including sexual assault and theft in Cologne on New Year's Eve.
The impending inauguration of Donald Trump as president brings plenty of uncertainty for many immigrants and refugees. But last month, after a hard-fought ...
London - Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants - including children - are at risk of frostbite and hypothermia from a deadly winter blast that has blanketed much of Europe under heavy snow, aid groups warned Tuesday.
According to Danielle Moylan, a spokesperson for OCHA, numerous organizations work with the Afghan government to provide for refugee families that are often vulnerable in winter. "We want to be sure that despite the influx of refugees and internally ...
They came to Info Park, a local humanitarian organization supported by the International Rescue Committee, with Zahel's cousin, Suhail, who they had started out with from Afghanistan, but got separated from in Bulgaria. In a moment of pure ... but ...
Islamabad: The schedule of sixth population census in Balochistan may be affected in the wake of a considerable political opposition to it mainly due to the presence of a large number of Afghan refugees in the province. A key ally of Prime Minister ...
One such example is that of Afghan refugees - more than 14,000 - who have now settled in different parts of India. The exodus began when war broke out between USSR and Afghanistan in 1978, and gathered momentum when United States invaded the ...
"Thousands of civilians have been forced to suddenly flee their homes due to fighting in Faryab Province, and they urgently need humanitarian assistance in this bitter winter," said Norwegian refugee Council (NRC) Country Director in Afghanistan, Kate ...
Our reporters Julien Sauvaget and Jessica Sestili travelled to London to meet one of them: 17-year-old Afghan refugee Haris, who is living with his uncle's family.
Afghan refugee Naeem Swaidan, 2, sits in a bucket while being given a bath by his mother at the refugee camp of Oinofyta about 58 kilometers (36 miles) north of Athens, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Afghan refugee Naeem Swaidan, 2, sits in a bucket while being given a bath by his mother at the refugee camp of Oinofyta about 58 kilometers (36 miles) north of Athens, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
An Afghan refugee stabbed a woman in northern Austria when he heard her reading the Bible at an asylum center, according to reports.
ATHENS - The police of the Greek island of Lesbos arrested on Monday two Afghan refugees after reporting a fabricated account of rape to improve their chances of obtaining asylum.
On December 12, 2016, a young Afghan refugee stepped into a scheduled fight against Russia's Rustam Yusopov during a 'We Love MMA' event in Berlin.
Pakistan's generous and kind-hearted approach towards Afghanistan, as well as its Afghan brethren, has been recognised worldwide.
An Afghan migrant stabbed a Christian woman because she was reading the Holy Bible. The incident occurred in an Austrian refugee center where the woman was staying. The 50-year-old Christian woman was a guest at the refugee center in Timelkam in ...
They have at some point been under contract with the United States as doctors, interpreters or guides; working alongside American forces during the war in Afghanistan. "They grew up in a war zone," explained Sorooshian, "it was a very difficult ...
However, another five thousand migrants returned home to Iraq this year, and Germany's upped repatriations to Afghanistan as well. The figures are based on documents from the Federal Office for Migration and refugees (BAMF).. Migrants opt for going ...
A 19-year-old Afghan asylum seeker was in a serious condition in hospital on Monday after he poured petrol over himself and set himself on fire in a supermarket warehouse in a town in the southern state of Bavaria.
(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this Sept. 10, 2016, photo, Justin Mbelechi, 13, and Bidesh Magar, 14, roast corn at their campsite in Evergreen, Colo.
Achakzai further added that these refugees have the right to become citizen of Pakistan. I think time has come to send these refugees back to Afghanistan. We hosted millions of Afghan refugees for more than 30 years ruining the peace of our own country.
Provincial head of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Quetta, Dinesh Shrestha has emphasized upon complete law & order situation ...
(AP) - California's capital has emerged as a leading destination for Afghan refugees who were awarded special visas because of their service to coalition forces in the war.
One of them is Faisal Razmal, a former interpreter for U.S. soldiers battling the Taliban in Afghanistan who was shot in the face in front of his Sacramento apartment in August 2015 by an assailant wielding a flare gun.
In August, a leak revealed that refugee children were being sexually assaulted at Australia's Nauru prison camp. Deportations of Afghan refugees from Pakistan swelled this year, with 100,000 repatriated in September alone. In October the EU cleared a ...


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