The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has appreciated the people and government of Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees for the last four decades.
Speaking at an event in Islamabad, UNHCR’s Representative, Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, urged international community to support Afghan refugees and their host communities in Pakistan.
Addressing the event, Minister for SAFRON, Roshan Khursheed Bharucha said Pakistan has taken several steps to protect Afghan refugees in the country.
She said the growing numbers of displacement globally and shifting humanitarian focus have impacted Pakistan.
The Minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to the voluntary, gradual, safe and dignified return of Afghan refugees back to their country.
German Development Cooperation Country Director in Pakistan, Tobias Becker said, Germany is committed to continue its support to Pakistan in managing one of the most protracted refugee situations in the world.