International research project TRAFIG \ Launch of Website

Press release, 10 April 2019 International research project TRAFIG \ Launch of Website TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project. Recently, the project launched its website (https://trafig.eu/), which informs the public about key insights of its work. “TRAFIG aims at generating new knowledge on protracted displacement to develop solutions that are tailored to the needs and capacities of persons affected by displacement”, Benjamin Etzold, the project’s scientific coordinator Read More …

PM Khan allows registered Afghan refugees to open bank accounts in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that he had issued instructions for registered Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan to be allowed to open bank accounts. “From now onwards they can participate in the formal economy of the country” the premier said, referring to registered Afghan refugees. “This should have been done a long time ago“, Khan concluded.             Pakistan is one of the largest refugee-hosting nations in the world, Read More …

Embassy of Switzerland /SDC Visit to Swabi

The Embassy of Switzerland /SDC had high-level delegation from HQ Bern. On 30th of Jan  2019, the SDC’s mission colleagues including: H.E. Mr. Kolly Thomas (Ambassador of Switzerland), Mr. Daniel Valenghi, ( Deputy Head of Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland, SDC Pakistan), Ms. Sabine Rosenthaler (Desk Officer for Pakistan, Humanitarian Aid of the SDC, HQ Bern) and Mr. Khursheed Ahmed (Senior Program Officer  SDC Pakistan) visited the Gandaf Refugee camp in Swabi. The SDC has been Read More …

Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres during Eid-ul-Fitr

UNHCR Mass Information Notice :: Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres during Eid-ul-Fitr Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued refugee cards, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRC) in Azakhel, Nowshera and Baleli, Quetta will be closed on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. The voluntary repatriation centres in Nowshera, Baleli and Encashment Centres in Afghanistan Read More …