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Germany and United Nations Development Programme Pakistan partner to support displaced persons with one million euros

Islamabad, October 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): Cyrill Nunn, German Ambassador to Pakistan, and Marc-André Franche, Country Director of UNDP in Pakistan, signed an agreement of 1 million euros at the German Embassy today to support the rehabilitation and return of displaced persons from the North Waziristan Agency of FATA. Tahir Orakzai, Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also attended the signing agreement.

The partnership between Germany and UNDP aims to help the provincial and district authorities to manage the emergency situation and prepare for the return and rehabilitation process. The measures will directly benefit the affected people by working with both the displaced persons and the host communities to improve social cohesion, access to basic services and increase livelihood opportunities.

The acquired skills will make the displaced persons more self-reliant during the displacement period and give them the means to participate actively in the return and rehabilitation phase.

The German Ambassador to Pakistan, Cyrill Nunn said:

“Germany supports this programme because it addresses the immediate needs of the affected people while at the same time preparing them for a sustainable return to their home. I am confident that it will directly benefit them in their daily lives. I commend UNDP for their important work.”

Marc-André Franche, Country Director of UNDP Pakistan said:

“I want to thank the Government of Germany for its generous support. This partnership will enable UNDP to effectively support the capacities of the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the FATA Secretariat, while promoting social cohesion and expanding livelihoos opportunities and delivery of basic services in these areas, particularly for women.”

For more information, contact:
Fatimah Inayet,
Communications Analyst
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan
4th Floor, Serena Office Complex,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-8355650
Cell: +92300 535 8225
Fax: +92-51-2655014-15
Email: fatimah.inayet@undp.org
Website: http://www.undp.org.pk

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