Home Business Pakistani and German Governments Launch “Urban Cohesion Hub” for Afghan Refugee and...

Pakistani and German Governments Launch “Urban Cohesion Hub” for Afghan Refugee and Host Communities in Rawalpindi

German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck and Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions
(SAFRON), Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, inaugurated the ‘Urban Cohesion Hub’ in
Rawalpindi today. The Hub is a community center which will serve as a place for encounters
between urban Afghan refugees and Pakistani host communities residing in Rawalpindi and
Islamabad and will thereby help to foster social cohesion.

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and established in cooperation with the Chief
Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees under the Ministry of SAFRON, the Hub is set to support

more than 30,000 refugee and host community members with integrated services in health,
education, skills training, legal support, and recreational activities. While welcoming all
community members, the initiative emphasizes supporting vulnerable groups, including people
with disabilities, working children, elderly people, youth, and women.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Hub, Minister Sultan said:
“For the last 40 years, Pakistanis have shown exemplary kindness, empathy and solidarity
towards Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The Urban Cohesion Hub is a prime example of the
German Government’s cooperation and assistance towards refugees and host

Ambassador Schlagheck added:
“The Urban Cohesion Hub is testimony to the close and multifaceted German-Pakistani
bilateral relations which will witness their 70th anniversary this year. The services that
will be provided through this Hub will promote peaceful coexistence in an important urban
refugee affected and hosting area of Pakistan.”
The services provided at the Hub were developed through a participatory approach in
consultation with the communities, the government, and UNHCR. Furthermore, the Hub’s
approach is in line with regional and global policies to ease pressure on refugee-hosting countries
and build self-reliance of refugees. The project is implemented by the GIZ Refugee Management
Support Programme through ICMC

Must Read

Mobilink Microfinance Bank joins the coveted global club of ACCA Approved Employers

Mobilink Microfinance Bank Ltd. (MMBL), Pakistan’s largest digital bank, has been recognized as an Approved Employer for its outstanding employee development and training initiatives...

TECNO brings exciting discount offers on Daraz Mobile Week 2021

Lahore – Friday, June 18, 2021: TECNO brings exciting offers for the fans on the Daraz Mobile Week 2021. There will be up to...

vivo Introduces Amazing Offers for Daraz Mobile Week 2021

vivo presents amazing offers to its customers in collaboration with Daraz.pk for Daraz Mobile Week 2021 starting from June 16, 2021. The customers are...

Jazz partners with Sinch to secure A2P messaging for its mobile subscribers

Sinch’s Managed SMS Firewall and A2P Services to deliver spam and fraud protection for 69 million Jazz subscribers     Islamabad – June 16, 2021: Sinch AB...

realme Brings Jaw Dropping Discounts on Daraz Mobile Week 2021

Lahore, Pakistan – Thursday, June 17, 2021: The month of June is getting more excited for realme fans as the company has brought in fantastic...