UNHCR Cash Assistance Scheme 2024 Online Apply

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan continues to be one of the largest refugee-hosting countries in the world, bringing the number of Afghan nationals living in the country to 3.7 million.

UNHCR Has launched a one-time cash assistance scheme for some 1.3 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan affected by devastating 2022 floods as well as the prevailing economic situation. Registered Afghan refugees will get Rs25,000, adjusted depending on the family size.

PoR Card holders will Online Apply at www.unhcr.org till 30th June 2024. For more than 40 years, numerous illegal Afghan citizens have been trafficked in Pakistan.

UNHCR Cash Assistance Scheme Online Apply

UNHCR’s first private sector engagement with the country’s banking system and is a great example of the commitment of the Government and private sector in the country to find innovative approaches to support vulnerable Afghans.

Those Afghans having expired PoR Card from 31st December 2015 can apply for Renewal of PoR card till 31st March 2023. Persons who have PoR cards will get SMS From Konnect  by HBL and get their money. So far, 6 lakh new Afghan refugees have entered Pakistan.

UNHCR Cash Assistance Scheme 2023

Across the country, 840,000 Afghan refugees have an Afghan citizen card, while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 370,000 Afghan refugees have an Afghan citizen card. It was decided to deport seven and a half million Afghan refugees who did not renew their registration for staying in Pakistan.

Among the Afghan refugees in Pakistan, 750,000 people went into hiding instead of renewing their registration. According to the officials of the Ministry of Interior, 35 lakh 7 thousand two hundred and ninety five Afghan refugees registered from 2006 to 2023. During this period, 13 lakh 3 thousand 636 refugees returned home.

According to Ministry of Interior officials, 14 lakh 60 thousand 717 have renewed their registration, while 7 lakh 42 thousand 942 Afghan refugees are staying illegally in Pakistan without renewing their registration.

According to the data of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees up to June 2023, the total number of Afghan citizens living in Pakistan is 3.7 lakh, of which only 1.3 lakh 30 thousand are registered while 7 lakh 75 thousand are living without registration.

Similarly, 68.8 percent of Afghans live in urban or semi-urban areas of Pakistan, while 31.2 percent live in 54 different areas. According to statistics up to June 2023, the total number of illegal Afghan citizens living in Pakistan is 4229,749, of which 71,358 (52.6 percent) are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 3,21,677 (24.1 percent) from Balochistan, 1,91,53 (14.3 percent) percent) in Punjab, 73,789 (5.5 percent) in Sindh, 41,520 (3.1 percent) in Islamabad and 4,352 (0.3 percent) in Azad Kashmir.

Helpline number

kpk 0800-11122

Balochistan 0331-1110237

Islamabd/Punjab/Sindh/AJK 0304-111-437.

 

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