Suffering of one million displaced in Pakistan "heart-wrenching"

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Kyung-wha Kang. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre

The suffering of one million people displaced in the north-west of Pakistan is "heart-wrenching", according to a top UN Humanitarian official.

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, wrapped up a visit to Pakistan on Thursday.

She stressed the need for more support to millions of people in the country affected by insecurity, natural disasters and chronic malnutrition.

Farhan Haq is Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

"She visited the Jalozai camp hosting some 32,000 displaced people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There, she met with families which have been uprooted for years. Ms. Kang called the protracted suffering of one million people displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas "heart-wrenching."

During her three-day mission, Ms Kang met senior Government officials in Islamabad and Peshawar.

She discussed ways to enhance the close cooperation between the authorities and the international humanitarian community to assist those in need.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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