Rs25b allocated to benefit 25m coronavirus-affected people, families

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Staff Reporter

The Pakistan Humanitarian Forum has launched a report on humanitarian assistance and development programmes in Pakistan encompassing the immense contribution of its members through mobilizing over Rs25 billion in funding to benefit 25 million people across Pakistan. The report was launched at a virtual event.

PHF Annual Report outlines how PHF members have supported communities and the government of Pakistan in battling various disasters and meeting diverse humanitarian needs of the population.

Syed Shahid Kazmi, Country Coordinator, Pakistan Humanitarian Forum said In the year 2020, PHF members implemented various projects benefitting over 25 million people including men, women, children, elderly persons and differently-abled persons, making it one of the largest contributions in humanitarian and development funding in Pakistan.

Bernard Jaspers Faijer, Head of Office Pakistan / Iran at European Union Humanitarian Aid Office said, “The year 2020 was critical for developed and developing countries in responding to COVID-19 pandemic.

In case of Pakistan, INGOs carried out their humanitarian initiatives despite facing several challenges of mindset of local communities and Government’s restrictions to the NGOs in Pakistan.

Julien Harneis, UN Resident Coordinator said, “ PHF members have engaged Government in implementation of various projects and behavioral change of the communities.

Lt General Omer Mahmood Hayat, former Chairman NDMA and PHF board member said, “ PHF members coordination with NDMA and PDMA at federal, district and communities level facilitated in protecting people form Covid-19 pandemic.

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