Pak Govt yet to send relief goods for people displaced by Kurram offensive: Sources
Parachinar, July 5(ANI): The resource-starved FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has sought assistance from United Nations (UN) agencies and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for people displaced by the military operation launched on Sunday against militants in Central Kurram Agency.
According to sources, the Pakistan Government is yet to send relief goods for displaced people following the 'Koh-i-Sofaid' operation.
The FDMA has requested the WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to provide emergency medical kits and other facilities for displaced families, but it had received no response so far, an FDMA official told the Dawn in Peshawar.
The FDMA said on its website that 6,000 to 8,000 families would be displaced by the operation. The provincial government is providing some relief to people who are arriving at a newly established camp.
"Currently, the FDMA and political administration are coping with the situation well, but resources will be exhausted soon," it said.
It is learnt that thousands of people, including women and children, have arrived in Sadda. They left all their belongings in their homes and are in need of immediate assistance.
The FDMA official said the authority had sent 500 tents and 200 non-food items to the Durrani camp in Lower Kurram, and the UNHCR has also provided 500 tents. So far 338 displaced families have been registered at the camp. (ANI)
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