EU approves another 2.6m euros for uprooted Afghans
Islamabad, May 10, IRNA -- The European Commission has granted an additional 2.6 million euro (Rs 126 million) in humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees in Pakistan and displaced persons inside Afghanistan.
According to an announcement here Thursday, the aid has been approved in the context of the continued commitment of the European Union to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in the region.
The announcement said that the EU Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) would manage the funds.
In Pakistan, about 1.3 million euro (approximately Rs 54 million) will fund activities by the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees, the International Rescue Committee and Danish Refugee Council to continue hygiene, water and sanitation operations at Jallozai and Shamshatoo refugee camps.
In Afghanistan, the funding will cover transport and logistics by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Hazarajat and Herat.
In Hazarajat, where it is estimated that 25,000 people are internally displaced, the aid will fund two mobile teams, which will monitor health situation and will set up centers for feeding and temporary health treatment.
In Herat, the funding will continue efforts commenced last year by supporting nutrition centers for children under five and pregnant women and providing medical assistance and food distribution to Maslah, and internally displaced persons camp in Herat.
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