Pakistan, UN to jointly provide all basic amenities of life to IDPs, Afghan refugees
A delegation of the representatives of UN organizations in Pakistan called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan at the Pakhtunkhwa House on Thursday morning.
The members of the delegation discussed issues related to the internally displaced population (IDPs) both in KP and FATA and their repatriation.
Besides others, the members of the delegation included UN Resident Humantarian Coordinator Timo Pakkala, representative s of UNICEF Dr Dan Rohrmann, World Food Program Lola Castro, UNHCR Neil Wright and Jacques Franquin, and Head of the Office of Co-orator of Humanitarian Affairs, Lynn Hastings while Additional Chief Secretary KP Khalid Parvez, Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr Fakhre Alam, FATA Disaster Management Authority, Arshad Khan and FATA Director General Project Zahir Shah assisted the governor.
The problems of the IDPs in different camps related to food, shelter, health, sanitation, education and repatriation, as well as the Afghan refugees and their children were discussed in detail and it was decided that both the UN organisations as well as the government of Pakistan, both provincial and federal will make utmost and joint efforts to provide all basic amenities of life to the IDPS and the afghan refugees.
The governor on this occasion appreciated the assistance of the UN agencies to both the communities of IDPs as well as the Afghan refugees and hoped that such assistance will continue till their repatriations.