More aid to reach thousands fleeing fighting in north-western Pakistan

Recent arrivals in New Durrani camp in Lower Kurram agency of north-western Pakistan.

Efforts are being scaled up to reach thousands of people fleeing recent fighting in north-western Pakistan.

The UN's refugee agency says 84,000 people are believed to have been uprooted by the recent Pakistan military operations to flush out insurgents in the region.

Central Kurram, the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, is the latest scene of fighting.

UNHCR is providing tents, family kits and emergency supplies to the people who are moving to a camp for internally displaced persons.

Ariane Rummery is the agency's spokesperson.

"We do expect more people will come. We think that people who might now be staying among the community will come to the camp. And we really need to make sure that we improve the conditions in the camp by putting proper infrastructure, putting latrines, kitchens, organize food distributions so people can prepare their own food as they might be there for a few months come."

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