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World Refugee Day 2021 – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

“ Together we heal, learn and Shine”

Find out how SHARP-Pakistan field offices celebrate World Refugee Day this year:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

At the Community Learning Center Mian Banda, Timergara, Mr. Bernard Inkoom (Head of UNHCR Sub Office), and other officials from CAR and Mr. Kamran Babar (CEO SHARP) and Mr. Faizan Ali Khan (Manager Community Development) graced the occasion with their presence.

Mr. Barnard Inkoom and other officials made handprints on a banner to show solidarity with refugees. After that, Mr. Humayun (District Administrator Afghan refugees Dir & Chitral) addressed the gathering, pledging his full cooperation to the refugee community in education and health sector.  SHARP CEO Kamran Babar in his address to the participants expressed his gratitude to UNHCR for providing different opportunities to the refugee community.  

Mr. Abdul Wahid (Community Elder) highlighted the major issues encountered by Afghan refugees in education and health sectors. Mr. Barnard ensured his full cooperation in finding a solution. At the end the Taekwondo players of Sharp Community Center entertained the audience with their athletic skills and prizes were distributed among taekwondo players and other students.

In district Mardan and Haripur; cricket matches were organized with the refugee community to enhance interaction and trust between them on 17th and 22nd June, 2021 respectively. The purpose of organizing these events was to build rapport between the communities to enhance their collaboration on the protection of human rights, especially the rights of women and other vulnerable communities. In the end, the winning trophy was handed over to them. They appreciated SHARP and UNHCR efforts for refugees in Pakistan.

SHARP organized an exhibition in LOP, Peshawar to observe and showcase the work of the female artisans from the refugee community of Peshawar.

Ms. Fuji Kawata, the chief guest, shared her views on world refugee day and visited the stall setup. The exhibition displayed delicate Afghan handicrafts featuring handmade dresses, jewelry, cooked traditional dishes, Heena patterns, flower arrangements, carpets, embroidered scarves, and other decorative items be put on display. Girls/youth also portrayed their imagination through colors/paintings at the exhibition