The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced that it has allocated $3.8 million to assist involuntary returnees from Pakistan.
The World Food Program stated in a press release on Thursday that this money will be used for cash assistance to expelled Afghan migrants.
According to the World Food Program statement, it plans to provide cash assistance to nearly 33,000 families or more than 230,000 individuals, including persons with disabilities who have been forced to return to Afghanistan.
Isabelle Moussard Carlsen, the head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan, emphasized that the financial assistance from the Central Emergency Response Fund of this organization has been allocated in the harsh winter and peak of food insecurity for thousands of returning migrants from Pakistan for their urgent food needs.
According to OCHA, these aids are a lifeline for thousands of Afghan returnees from Pakistan amid the peak of food insecurity.
According to reports, since the start of the expulsion process, more than 500,000 Afghan migrants have returned to the country.