PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) plans to upgrade 43 schools for Afghan refugees in Balochistan province next year.
UNHCR head in Quetta Erwin Policar promised the refugee agency would provide vocational training, education and health care facilities to refugees.
Addressing an awareness session in Quetta on Wednesday, he said the refugees would be involved in economic activities so that they could return to their homeland as productive citizens.
Policar said the United Nations wanted all countries to open their borders for Afghan refugees. Of the 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan, 333,000 are living in Balochistan.
“The UNHCR will upgrade 43 schools in the province, CT scan machines will be installed at Fatima Jinnah Hospital and ambulances will be provided in 9 districts to facilitate Afghan refugees,” he said.