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Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary Canadian citizenship, praises refugee welcome

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls’ education fight Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become only the sixth person, and the youngest, to ever receive honorary Canadian citizenship. Canada bestowed the title on Yousafzai, 19, during an honorary citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. “I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of ... Read More »

UNICEF, UNHCR to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF, UNHCR to empower young refugees through SMS technology

UNICEF and UNHCR collaborate to utilize mobile technology for the empowerment of young refugees in Pakistan A new initiative has been announced to empower young people and strengthen community development and citizens’ engagements, through SMS Technology. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to utilize mobile technology ... Read More »

Nearly 50 million children are refugees or migrants: UNICEF

Refugee children on the border of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

War and poverty have forced 50 million children around the world from their homes, according to UNICEF. The number of child refugees has doubled in the last decade, the report “Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children” states. Up to 28 million of the children have been uprooted by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in ... Read More »

UNHCR doubles grant for Afghan refugees returning home

UNHCR doubles grant for Afghan refugees returning home

Commending Pakistan’s generosity for hosting one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the UNHCR Chief urged global community to support returning Afghans and host communities ISLAMABAD – The United Nations refugee agency has increased assistance package for registered Afghan refugees who were opting to return to Afghanistan under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary return programme. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie condemns global response to refugee crisis, calls for generosity

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Refugee Camp In Jordan

UN special envoy for refugees and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie criticize the global response to the global refugee crisis and warned that none of us are immune to becoming refugees” Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress and the UN’s special envoy for refugees, calls for generosity towards refugees, reminding that “none of us are immune to becoming refugees.” Speaking at the World ... Read More »

Afghan people are suffering, yet global attention is dwindling: Red Cross chief

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The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely proportional to the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are more displaced people, more war-wounded and more disabled people. Humanitarian concerns are growing, yet international attention is dwindling. ... Read More »

Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

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