On June 26, 2019, a high-level delegation from the Swiss Embassy / SDC visited VRC Azakhel & Khazana Afghan refugee camp.
The delegation consisted of:
- H.E. Ambassador Manuel Bessler, Head of Humanitarian Aid and Deputy Director-General SDC, Bern / Switzerland
- H.E. Ambassador Thomas Kolly, Swiss Ambassador to Pakistan, Pakistan
- Derek Mathias Muller, Head of Europe Division, Asia, America, SDC South Headquarters
- Berne, Rudi Von Planta, Deputy Head of Europe, Asia, America, SDC Humanitarian Aid Directorate Berne
- Daniel Valenghi, Head of Cooperation, SDC Pakistan
- Franziska Vögtli, Head of Humanitarian Aid, SDC Pakistan
- Claire Blaser, Academic Intern, SDC Pakistan
- Khursheed Ahmed, Senior Program Officer Humanitarian Aid, SDC Pakistan
Representatives of UNCHR included
- Mr Dinesh (UNHCR Office Head)
- Mrs Katie (UNHCR Protection)
- Mr Yousaf (UNHCR Protection)
- Mr Rimond (UNHCR Security) and Mr Abbas Khan (Afghan Refugee Commissioner)
The mission was warmly welcomed by Mr. Liaqat Banori (CEO of SHARP Pakistn), Ms. Memoona Batool Khan (SHARP Pakistan Peshawar Director) and SHARP-SDC staff from the Peshawar office. The community members openly discussed various issues and concerns with the mission and welcomed the commitment of SDC and SHARP. The mission of the SDC and the representatives of the UNCHR also greatly admired the efforts of the SHARP staff.
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