US makes a donation to WHO for Pakistan

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US makes a donation to WHO for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The United States has donated $1 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for older Afghan refugees in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Dawn has reported.

The donation from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population and Refugees and Migration will fund WHO’s protecting rights of older people with disabilities project, which focuses on people aged 60 or above with disabilities, chronic diseases, psychosocial disorders and trauma and who are survivors of gender-based violence among Afghan refugees and host populations in the country.

This is the second time that the US Bureau of Population and Refugees and Migration has funded a WHO project in Pakistan. In 2010, WHO received $4m for the health cluster response to the internally displaced people crisis in KP.