ISLAMABAD - The German government has announced one million Euro in immediate assistance to support the relief activities of the World Food Programme (WFP) for IDPs of North Waziristan.

The assistance would come through a WFP project, Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security and Rebuilding Social Cohesion for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

“The ongoing military operations have displaced significant parts of the population in that area; a fact which is exhibited in the recent exodus from federally administered tribal areas (Fata)’s North Waziristan Agency,” a spokesperson for German embassy in Islamabad said.

“The assistance would ensure the food security and nutrition of IDPs in the north-west, support their return and facilitate recovery and would restore and stabilise the nutritional status of vulnerable populations in Pakistan’s most food-insecure areas,” the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, sources in the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the organisation has provided medicines worth $250,000 for the North Waziristan IDPs. They said the medicines were sufficient to cater to the needs of over 114,000 patients. The necessary equipment was also provided to District Headquarters Hospital Bannu, they added.