Over 10.6m Benefitted From RAHA Projects So Far


Over 10.6m benefitted from RAHA projects so far

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : Over 10.6 million people have been benefitted through Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) projects so far including Afghans refugees and Pakistani citizens while projects were launched in 2009 under the supervision of United Nations of High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

According an RAHA official source, RAHA had completed its more than 300 projects in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan with the amount of $175 million. He said that RAHA is facilitating in health, education, infrastructure, and livelihood sectors adding that RAHA programme's key objective is to create cohesion between the Afghan refugees and their host communities.

Pakistan is hosting almost 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees and is still the largest protracted refugee population globally. He said since 2002, the UNHCR has facilitated the return of four million registered Afghans from Pakistan.

To a question he said that Proof of Registration (PoR) cards extended until the end of 2016. The UN refugee agency has facilitated the return of over 107,000 registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan so far this year under the agency's largest and longest running voluntary.