The UN refugee agency on Sept. 23 launched an appeal for more than USD 17 million to help tens of thousands of people displaced by conflict and floods in north-western Pakistan. The agency has urgently distributed supplies to some 84,000 affected people, and the agency is supporting the authorities in the areas of emergency shelter, registration and camp management. According to government figures, there are now an estimated 90,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP) due to fighting in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. (UNHCR)

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