ISLAMABAD: 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 2023.
UNHCR Cash Assistance Scheme 2023 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.
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.