COVID-19: Shehryar seeks UNHCR relief package for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan
PESHAWAR: Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Shehryar Khan Afridi Sunday sought the assistance of United Nations (UN), United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) and international community for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan and facing problems due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He urged the world bodies to come forward and help the refugees stationed in Pakistani camps amid the limited movement as part of national strategy to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, by announcing a relief package for them.
Afridi warned the prosperous world and the United Nations against developing human crisis in Afghan refugee camps due to prolonged lockdown situation amidst Coronavirus outbreak.
The Minister said that he had raised funds for helping out the Afghan refugees stranded in camps due to lockdown situation.
He said that on his request, Prime Minister Imran Khan had already directed formation of a special relief package for Afghan refugees despite financial difficulties faced by the country. – APP