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.
Source: Radio Pakistan