Pakistan launches Humanitarian Response Plan for the current year

Pakistan launches Humanitarian Response Plan

Pakistan launches Humanitarian Response Plan for the current year in Islamabad today (Wednesday).

The plan commit to provide basic necessities and services to all residents of the country, in all situations, without any discrimination.

Pakistan launches Humanitarian Response Plan

The country made formal launch of HRP in collaboration with the United Nations.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the launching ceremony.

He noted the plan intends to strengthen Pakistan’s capacity in the prevention, preparedness and response to disasters.

He said they can do so through the provision of relief services by building cross-institutional and stakeholder linkages.

Furthermore, Qureshi said the government is pursuing a multi-pronged strategy, focusing on the health as well as socio-economic aspects.

Under it, they established a national coordination mechanism. That continues to guide our COVID-19 response, based on evidence and scientific methodology.

Qureshi said we are undertaking efforts for universal vaccination, without any discrimination.

He further expressed confidence of achieving our goal of vaccination for all.

He said we are aiming at forging partnerships in the field of agriculture, health, renewable technologies, building resilience of the host communities and businesses, and strengthening institutional capabilities to predict and respond to emergencies.

Afghan refugees

Regarding hosting of millions of Afghan Refugees, the Foreign Minister said we opened our hearts and homes for them.

He said inclusive treatment has been granted to all categories of Afghans during the pandemic as well, with full access to hospitals, doctors, paramedics and medicines.

Shah Mahmood noted vaccination drive fully inclusive, catering for Pakistani and non-Pakistani citizens alike.

It also cover Afghan refugees. He called for renewed commitments and pledges to bridge the gap between the rising number of refugees and the dwindling resources available for their protection, well-being, and repatriation.


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