US administration makes urgent aid plea for IDPs in Pakistan
As reported by Dawn, US administration on Tuesday made urgent aid plea for IDPs (Internally displaced persons) in Pakistan. As a consequence of recent Swat operation against Taliban, more than a million people have been reported displaced - the biggest internal displacement ever in the history of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The US administration urged Congress on Tuesday to provide immediate assistance to Pakistan to deal with a crisis situation caused by the displacement of more than a million people from their homes in the NWFP.
Also, senior US officials met at White House to decide upon emergency aid to Pakistan.
Also on Tuesday, senior US officials met at the White House to decide how to rush emergency aid to Pakistan to help it deal with this situation.
Richard HolbrookeFrankly, I don’t really trust what I hear from a situation like that until the dust of battle has settled, but one thing is clear: 900,000 refugees have been registered with the UN in that area, and we have a major, major refugee crisis.