UN fund allocates $10 million to assist displaced people in northwest Pakistan

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Displaced girls at Jalala camp collect food from a central distribution centre. Photo: UNHCR/H.Caux

More than one million people displaced by insecurity over the past five years in north-western Pakistan will be the beneficiaries of a $10 million allocation from a United Nations humanitarian fund.

The money will support food aid, sanitation and hygiene services and emergency primary care in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

In a statement on Monday, Timo Pakkala, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan, describes the funding as "timely" but says more must be done to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable people.

The UN humanitarian affairs agency (OCHA) says an estimated $130 million is needed to continue providing basic services through December.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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