UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is shifting the focus of its humanitarian services in Pakistans north-west from hosting communities to areas of return in a move to better meet the needs of returning displaced persons, a UN spokesperson said Friday. Of the more than 2 million people, who had fled the Swat region in the wake of the anti-Taliban military operations, 1.64 million have returned to their homes as of September 1. But spokesperson Marie Okabe said the rate of displaced persons returning home from camps and host communities had slowed significantly in the past few weeks. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme and humanitarian agencies dealing with food have been asked to cover the food needs of over 56,000 families (about 392,000 individuals) in the district of Swat. The aid community has 14 humanitarian hubs in Swat, Buner and Bajaur, and this will be increased, the agency said.