Qatar Charity, in co-operation with the UNHCR, distributed 3,400 parcels of relief and health supplies in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region in Pakistan.
As many as 15,000 Afghan refugees benefited from the aid at refugee camps in Pakistan. Nearly 5,400 people benefited from food aid and personal hygiene items in Khorasan camp in Peshawar province, while about 10,000 people benefited in Baraki camp in Swabi Province.
The parcels included basic food items and personal hygiene items.
Commissioner of Afghan Refugees in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, Abbas Khan, praised the services provided by Qatar Charity to Afghan refugees and said that Qatar Charity’s intervention was effective in the context of the response to Covid-19. There are 1.4mn Afghan refugees registered in the camps in Pakistan. The number of camps currently in Pakistan for Afghan refugees is 54, of which 43 are in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region which contain nearly 1mn people.
Qatar Charity has provided support to government health institutions in Pakistan by distributing 4,000 parcels of hygiene and prevention supplies, materials in quarantine centres and as well as in rural health centres in all regions of the nation, in co-operation with local authorities. This comes as part of the aid that Qatar Charity has provided and is still offering to many countries around the world, in co-ordination with the relevant government agencies, which include Lebanon, Palestine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Chad and Kenya.
To achieve this goal, Qatar Charity has signed several co-operation agreements with a number of international and UN organisations, such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to finance and support preventive and awareness-raising efforts to confront the current crisis.
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