Pakistan

US announces additional $2m for UNHCR flood response efforts in Pakistan

The United States has announced additional two million dollars for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ flood response efforts in Pakistan.

In a statement, the US Ambassador Donald Blome said the humanitarian assistance will provide lifesaving items to flood-affected Pakistanis and Afghan refugees in three provinces.

The United States’ contribution demonstrates a continued commitment to the solidarity and responsibility sharing with Pakistan that is among the world’s largest hosts of refugees.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the UNHCR Representative to Pakistan, Noriko Yoshida welcomed the United States generous contribution.

In response to flooding, UNHCR is on the ground distributing life-saving support in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan  for Afghan refugees while also rushing relief including emergency shelter, hygiene items, mosquito nets, solar lanterns and blankets to flood-hit areas in southern Sindh province.

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