The U.S. Agency for International Development earmarked USD5 million to assist people displaced by the ongoing conflict in Pakistan. "That's just the initial tranche, of course," U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said. "This is primarily to provide tents, to provide shelter and emergency relief supplies, food and medicine to the affected populations." The funding will be administered by the International Organization for Migration,

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.