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UAE and UNHCR sign agreement for aid in Pakistan
The UAE and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, have signed an agreement to provide humanitarian support to...
July 6, 2009 2:17 by Dana El Baltaji
The UAE and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, have signed an agreement to provide humanitarian support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pakistan, reports WAM. IDPs are mostly women and children who lack basic provisions, such as tents, sleeping mats and kitchen sets.
“We would like to express our deep gratitude and respect to the leadership and people of the UAE for their generous support, which underscores their important role in international humanitarian work,” said Panos Moumtzis, UNHCR’s Head of Resource Mobilization. “We value tremendously the UNHCR-Khalifa Foundation cooperation and consider it as one of the most important partnerships we have embarked upon in the region in the last decade.”
According to UNHCR, there are currently more that 2 million IDPs in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.