Medical Camps in Pakistan

    Press Release
    28 October 2008

    Bajour Crisis

    Since July 2008, the conflict and violence in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan have forced over 200,000 people to flee from their homes. The refugees have moved to various camps near Nowshera & Peshawar and some have migrated to Afghanistan.

    UWT initiated relief efforts immediately by establishing a medical camp and distributing food packs. As the winter approaches, relief organisations including UNICEF (United Nation's Children's Fund), UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees), ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), PRC (Provisional Relief Commissioner) & UWT have decided to focus their attention on a special winter project. Under this joint venture, winter clothes and bedding facilities, tents, utensils, medicine kits, and other basic necessities will be provided to the refugees. The whole project will be implemented by UWT Pakistan and the CAR (Commissioner for Afghan Refugees).

    UWT South Asia Coordinator, Muhammad Idris in a statement appealed to the British people, 'The situation in the refugee camps is beyond comprehension and is exacerbating every day. We would like to thank all those who supported us for this humanitarian cause and appeal to you to support this winter project. Your support will save many lives'. Statement

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    View pictures of medical camps and for more information click here.

    Notes:

    1) Ummah Welfare Trust is a UK Registered Charity operating in more than 20 countries across the world.
    2) For further details visit www.uwt.org or contact UWT Head Office, 351 Derby St. Bolton, BL3 6LR. T: 01204 383 732.