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US offered practically $60 mn to Pakistan for humanitarian help in 2022: Diplomat

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The diplomat additionally mentioned that United States has offered greater than USD 273 million (practically PakRs 62 billion) since 2002 for the Afghan refugees

Islamabad,UPDATED: Jan 5, 2023 23:29 IST

Pakistan has been internet hosting practically 3 million Afghan refugees. (Representative picture: Reuters)

By Press Trust of India: The United States offered about USD 60 million in humanitarian help for Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Pakistani host communities throughout 2022, the US ambassador mentioned on Thursday.

“In Fiscal Year 2022 alone, the US provided nearly USD 60 million (more than PakRs 13 billion) in assistance to the refugees and their host communities,” the US embassy here said in a statement, quoting ambassador Donald Blome.

He also said that the United States has provided more than USD 273 million (nearly PakRs 62 billion) since 2002 for the Afghan refugees and thanked Pakistan for “generously internet hosting Afghan refugees for greater than 4 a long time.”

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This US help is growing faculty enrolment for Afghan and Pakistani youngsters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan; enhancing Pakistani healthcare providers and boosting vitamin packages in areas internet hosting Afghans; selling livelihood actions for refugees and host communities; enhancing water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure; and supporting restoration from the well being and financial results of the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the embassy assertion.

With US funding, UNICEF additionally helped households entry important well being, vitamin, water, sanitation, and hygiene providers in 70 well being services, and offered practically 50,000 moms and near 110,000 youngsters with preventative and healing vitamin providers, the embassy mentioned.

Pakistan has been internet hosting practically 3 million Afghan refugees, virtually half of them dwelling illegally whereas the opposite half have particular playing cards to reside and work.

Most of the Afghan refugees had been displaced within the Eighties throughout Russian intervention within the nation.

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Jan 5, 2023