UN seeks more support for humanitarian response in northwest Pakistan

30 October, 2013 - ISLAMABAD: More funds are urgently needed to continue critical humanitarian assistance for more than one million temporarily displaced people across northwestern Pakistan due to insecurity since 2008, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan Timo Pakkala said during a joint UN-government mission to Kohat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday.

According to a UN press release, Pakkala and other senior UN and government officials evaluated the humanitarian support being provided to displaced families returning from camps and host communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to their homes in the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).