Tuesday, January 31

Tag: Sindh provinces

(City): UNHCR steps up efforts to support flood-affected refugees and Pakistani communities

Karachi: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has stepped up efforts to support hundreds of Afghan refugee and Pakistani families affected by severe rainfall and flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces. According to government’s estimates, more than 190 people were killed, and thousands of homes were washed away in flooding across the country. The UN Refugee Agency is working with local authorities and partners to assist the most vulnerable families - badly affected by the flooding. Core relief items are being distributed to the affected Afghan refugees and Pakistani communities. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, UNHCR, Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees, (CAR) and refugee elders conducted a joint assessment. Emergency supplies such as tents, blankets, tarpaulins and kitchen sets are being...