COVID-19: Cash Assistance for Afghan Refugees Starts in KP

The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in collaboration with Pakistan Post, started the first disbursements of emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A press release said the first distribution was carried out at Chamkani Post Office in Peshawar.

Pakistan’s Officials from the Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees that the emergency cash is similar to the Federal Government’s Ehsaas emergency cash programme, where vulnerable families receive Rs.12,000. It will help the eligible refugee families to meet their urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

22 / May 2020