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Closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres on Pakistan Day

Islamabad, August 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Registered Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued documents, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are hereby informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRCs) in Azakhel in Nowshera and Baleli in Quetta will be closed on account of Pakistan Day on 14 August (Tuesday) 2018. The centres will reopen on 15 August, Wednesday.

As per usual practice, Afghan refugees in Pakistan who wish to proceed through the VRCs after the facilitated returns resume are encouraged to contact the following UNHCR helpline numbers, which are operational between 8 AM to 8 PM, before approaching the centres.

The helpline numbers in Pakistan are given below:

Peshawar Helpline: 0300-858-5600

Quetta Helpline: 0300-1511636. 0333-781-9601

Islamabad-Punjab: 03005018568

Karachi helpline: 03341112008

The emergency contact numbers of Encashment Centres in Afghanistan are as follows:

Kabul, Kabul province: 0093 (0)791 990 244

Samarkhel, Nangarhar province: 093 (0) 791990203 or 0093 (0) 791990236

Jamal Mayna, Kandahar province: 0093 (0) 791990368, or 0093 (0) 791990370

Herat, Herat province: 0093 (0) 791990091

Please contact UNHCR Kabul repatriation unit 0093 (0) 791990019 in case the Encashment Centres cannot be reached.

For more information, contact:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Quaid-e-Azam University Road, Diplomatic Enclave 2,
Sector G-4/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2829502-6
Cell: +92-300-5017939
Fax: +92-51-2279455
E-mail:khand@unhcr.org
Website: www.unhcr.org.pk

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