The first disbursements of emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have started.
The Ministry of Interior has issued a notification the Torkham and Chaman borders will remain open 24 hours for six days except from Saturday.
The emergency cash is similar to the government’s Ehsaas emergency cash programme, where vulnerable families receive Rs12,000 to cover a four-month period.
The Rabi crop that was sown before the onset of COVID-19 is providing relief to farmers in North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Khyber, Orakzai, and Kurram.
UNICEF is appealing for US$1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UN-Habitat has launched ‘Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slums Response Programme’ (PCUSRP) with the objective to prevent spread of COIVD-19 in urban slums.
An officer of the Pakistan Army has died of coronavirus while serving at Torkham border, the military announced late on Sunday night.
The private schools have rejected the announcement of the federal government regarding keeping the schools closed till July 15.
Ambassador Paul Jones discussed how the United States is expanding its partnership with Pakistan to alleviate poverty in the country.
The ‘Closing the Loop’ project will support governments by addressing plastic waste pollution and leakages into the marine environment.
The webinar was attended by more than 50 participants from civil society, media professionals, academia and diplomatic missions, says a press release.
Coronavirus has put the whole humanity to test, particularly those who are stranded abroad and are missing their loved ones in their countries.