ISLAMABAD            –        The Korean authorities and UNHCR are working hand-in-hand and making joint efforts to empower Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

Korea will contribute 1 million {dollars} to a brand new UNHCR challenge that can strengthen the capability and resilience of underprivileged refugees, primarily based on the Letter of Understanding signed between the Korean authorities and UNHCR in Islamabad on Thursday. 

The one-year challenge will profit some 100,000 Afghan refugees in Pakistan by offering livelihoods help and community-based safety.

Talking on the event, Korean Ambassador Kwak Sung-kyu recommended the individuals and the federal government of Pakistan for internet hosting Afghan refugees for 4 a long time. “Korea is stepping up its efforts to support refugees in the spirit of burden and responsibility-sharing. We are hopeful that this aid will be instrumental in empowering young refugees and help make them self-reliant,” he added.

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Noriko Yoshida, UNHCR consultant in Pakistan, welcomed Korea’s precious contribution, noting that Korea’s assist would strengthen UNHCR’s response and resolve to guard and help all these in want. “This project will help many refugees stand on their own two feet,” she mentioned.

The challenge will allow refugees, particularly youth, to ascertain small companies by offering them with agricultural and vocational coaching. It would additionally improve the capability of refugee volunteers in order that they’re higher outfitted to assist the refugee neighborhood in Pakistan reply to their wants.