United Nations High Commission for Refugees has completed disbursement of emergency cash assistance for 75,000 vulnerable Afghan refugee families badly hit by coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
In a press release, the UNHCR Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Noriko Yoshida said cash assistance to 75,000 refugee families is about leaving no one behind as COVID-19 pandemic does not discriminate.
She said with the support of government of Pakistan and international community, emergency cash assistance has made a difference in the lives of refugees during this very challenging time.
UNHCR’s emergency cash programme has supported a total of 450,000 Afghan refugees in Pakistan. One out of every three Afghan refugees has benefitted from this support.