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Save the Children to respond to Pakistan's 200,000 displaced children's needs

New Straits Times

1793 days ago   Article ID# 1530094
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (New Straits Times) - Save the Children, an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights and provides relief, is preparing to respond to the needs of 200,000 internally displaced children in Pakistan, after fighting in the Khyber Agency prompted a mass exodus.

In a statement from its Asia regional office in Singapore, Save the Children said that it was launching a multi-sectoral response and will distribute household items like cooking utensil, water storage items and brooms.

Static and mobile Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) will also be set up in the communities surrounding Jalozai Camp and Peshawar Valley where the displaced population had fled, to provide a safe space for children to play and learn.

The statement quoted Save the Children's Country Director in Pakistan, David Wright as saying that some children had reportedly witnessed their houses being destroyed and are now living with their extended families, far from their home.

"The displacement is a very distressing experience for children who may not fully understand the conflict and what is happening around them, they are often afraid, distressed and in need of psychosocial support," he said.

Besides, mobile health clinics will also be set up to provide primary health care services, referral to secondary care facilities, counseling, advice on infant and young children feeding.

"The hygiene level is crucial to prevent the spread of disease, the camp has already seen a significant increase in acute diarrhea among children over the last few weeks," Wright said.

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Updated 1793 days ago   Article ID# 1530094

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