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UNHCR centres in Pakistan to stay shut for 4 days

UNHCR centres in Pakistan to stay shut for 4 days

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:17

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): UNHCR’s Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRC) in the Pakistani cities of Nowshera and Quetta will remain closed on account of Eid-ul-Adha from Tuesday to Thursday.

The centres will reopen on Friday 24 August 2018.

Afghan refugees in Pakistaninfo-icon, who wish to proceed through the VRCs after the facilitated returns resume, can contact the following UNHCR helpline numbers, which are operational between 8am to 8pm, before approaching the centres.

The helpline numbers in Pakistan are:

Peshawar: 0300-858-5600

Quetta: 0300-1511636. 0333-781-9601

Islamabad: 03005018568

Karachi: 03341112008

 The Encashment Centres in Afghanistaninfo-icon will also be closed on August 20to 23 and the centres will reopen on Friday. The emergency contact numbers of Encashment Centres in Afghanistan are:

Kabulinfo-icon: 0093 (0)791 990 244

Nangarhar: 093 (0) 791990203 or 0093 (0) 791990236

Kandahar: 0093 (0) 791990369, or 0093 (0) 791990370

Herat: 0093 (0) 791990091

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

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