Posts tagged as: UNHCR

UNHCR chief ‘profoundly disturbed’ on use of armed drones in Pakistan

GENEVA: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, on Monday spoke out against the use of armed drones. In her statement on the opening day of the 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Pillay said she was “profoundly disturbed at the human rights implications of the use of armed drones in the […]

UNHCR chief ‘profoundly disturbed’ on use of armed drones in Pakistan

GENEVA: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, on Monday spoke out against the use of armed drones. In her statement on the opening day of the 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Pillay said she was “profoundly disturbed at the human rights implications of the use of armed drones in the […]

Tirah Valley displacement: UNHCR halts registration, leaves officials in quandary

PESHAWAR:  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) postponed the registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency at Jalozai camp on Friday, a day after a deadly blast ripped though the facility, killing at least 17 people. Tirah Valley fell into the hands of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and […]

Tirah Valley displacement: UNHCR halts registration, leaves officials in quandary

PESHAWAR:  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) postponed the registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency at Jalozai camp on Friday, a day after a deadly blast ripped though the facility, killing at least 17 people. Tirah Valley fell into the hands of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and […]

Tirah Valley displacement: UNHCR halts registration, leaves officials in quandary

PESHAWAR:  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) postponed the registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency at Jalozai camp on Friday, a day after a deadly blast ripped though the facility, killing at least 17 people. Tirah Valley fell into the hands of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and […]

UNHCR “unilaterally postpones” facilitation to Tirah IDPs

PESHAWAR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has “unilaterally postponed”  facilitating the mass evacuation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) coming from the remote Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency due to the intense fighting of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Ansarul Islam, an official statement from the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) said on Friday. Director FATA Disaster […]

UNHCR “unilaterally postpones” facilitation to Tirah IDPs

PESHAWAR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has “unilaterally postponed”  facilitating the mass evacuation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) coming from the remote Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency due to the intense fighting of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Ansarul Islam, an official statement from the Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) said on Friday. Director FATA Disaster […]

Two US nationals killed in car blast near UNHCR office in Pakistan

An explosives-laden car rammed a vehicle leaving the US Consulate in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan, killing at least three persons and injuring over a dozen others, including … Peshawar News Sources -2

Blast outside UNHCR office in Peshawar kills two

PESHAWAR: Two people died while two sustained injuries when a powerful bomb ripped through the Abdara area on University Road in Peshawar, Express News reported Monday. The blast occurred outside the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Superintendent of Police Cantt, however, said that one person has died. The identities of the […]

Over 181,000 have fled recent NW Pakistan fighting: UNHCR

GENEVA: More than 181,000 people have fled fighting between government troops and Taliban or al Qaeda-linked militants in northwest Pakistan, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. “The number of people displaced by an ongoing government security operation in northwest Pakistan has now surpassed 181,000,” said a statement from the office of the High Commissioner for […]

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