1M Pakistanis Remain Displaced, Oxfam Says

Some 1 million people in Pakistan remain internally displaced and crammed in emergency relief camps despite the Pakistani government declaring several conflict-affected areas already safe, Oxfam reported. The international aid agency says these IDPs are reluctant to leave displacement camps because of a lack of safe water, medical assistance and electricity in their former homes. Funding for programs supporting these IDPs is drying up, Oxfam adds.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.