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UN urges security boost around Jalozai camp

UN urges security boost around Jalozai camp

Mar 23, 2013 - 12:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The United Nations has asked Pakistaninfo-icon to beef up security around the largest camp for internally-displaced people in the country’s northwestern age Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

UNHCR issued the call on Friday after a deadly bomb attack killed 10 people dead, including an aid worker, and wounded several others at the Jalozai camp in Nowshera district.

As a result of the explosion, UN agencies suspended humanitarian services at the camp that once hosted tens of thousands of Afghan refugees.

A spokesperson for the refugee agency, said on Friday: “UNHCR is appalled by the bomb attack in a camp for internally displaced people in northern Pakistan.”

Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva: “As of today all humanitarian services at Jalozai camp have been suspended while UN agencies assess the security situation.”

PAN Monitor/mud



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