Peshawar, 18 September 2011, Saudi government through Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has donated $1.8 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support the agency’s efforts in building one-room permanent shelters for vulnerable families of Orakzai Agency.
Under the agreement, UNHCR will construct 1,000 one-room permanent shelters for families returning of Orakzai Agency, says a press release.
The UN refugee agency, through its partner Children First, carried out an assessment survey to identify vulnerable families that will benefit from the project. The shelters will be built in Stori Khel, Utman Kallay, Bezot Feroz Khel, Misti Khel and Sheikhano areas of Orakzai Agency.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of the current year.
So far, more than 42,000 people have returned to Orakzai Agency after living in displacement in Kohat and Hangu districts since 2009 due to security operations against militants in the area. UNHCR continues to support more than 63,000 displaced people living in camps in Khyber PukhtoonKhwa province