US pledges to continue humanitarian aid to Pakistan for housing Afghan refugees

Nancy Izzo lauds Pakistan's efforts in the aftermath of the global war on terror

News Desk February 02, 2018
Pakistan receives acknowledgment for its contribution to the refugee crisis PHOTO: INP

The United States has recently said that it will continue to extend humanitarian aid to all host nations housing the refugee crisis. Pakistan is included in this list owing to its contribution to the settlement and repatriation of Afghan refugees.

The statement was issued by US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration Nancy Izzo. In conversation with journalists in Islamabad, she lauded the efforts made by Pakistan in the aftermath of the global war on terror.

US urged to chalk out plan for Afghan refugees’ repatriation

She assured that Pakistan will not be left alone in its efforts to provide security, food and shelter to Afghan refugees.

Izzo further added that the United States will also make sincere efforts to create a conducive environment in Afghanistan for voluntary repatriation of the refugees.

The claims come after a trail of warnings issued by US president Donald Trump to Pakistan, indicating that the US will be hardening its policy on Pakistan.

Afghan refugees:US averse to Pakistan’s repatriation plan

Earlier, relations between the former war allies were seen acquiring a tenuous nature. Pakistan and the US have been at odds over Pakistan’s counter-terrorism strategies near the Afghan border and, hence, the US has no plans of lifting the freeze on coalition funds for Pakistan, US officials stated in December, 2017.

This article originally appeared in RADIO PAKISTAN.



Saleem | 5 years ago | Reply It is pretty naive to think that money alone is the solution to all the problems that Pakistan faces for hosting these refugees. What about the menace of terrorism some of these refuges have brought and what about refuge that some gave to miscreants? Who is responsible for that and why Pakistan is ultimately blamed for their acts as well? It is dependent on Pakistan to say loud about the issues and at the same time, there has to be a plan to send back so many of refugees every month.
Amir | 5 years ago | Reply Sadly it is the money game which Pakistan gets to feed the refugees negates sending them back. For every dollar, someone must be pocketing their cut. So the government decision not to send them back. These camps can be made in Afghanistan protection by the forces there and aid send there
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