ISLAMABAD The sheer ignorance of the UNHCR not only took the officials of a humanitarian agency by surprise but also deprived, till date, 20,000 families of the humanitarian assistance. According to the details, officials of the Red Crescent of UAE snubbed the a delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for their poor planning, incompetence and ignorance and refused to sign an aid agreement with UNHCR the other day. According to details, representatives of the UAE Red Crescent agreed to provide funds to UNHCR to provide accommodation to 20,000 families in Pakistan hailing from flooded areas including 15,000 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 5,000 from Balochistan. In this regard, UNHCR was tasked to compile a list of beneficiaries before signing a formal agreement. According to sources, the UAE and UNHCR agreed to sign a formal agreement unless the UNHCR completed the list of beneficiaries. On last Saturday late at night, four member-delegation of UNHCR, led by its representative in Pakistan, reached the residence of Ambassador of UAE situated in Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad, in order to sign a formal agreement between UNHCR and UAE. Before the two sides could sign the agreement, Alqamzi Mohammad, Representative of UAE side, after taking a look at proposal, which the representative of UNHCR, Mengesha Kebede handed over to him, snubbed the latter saying it was an incomplete proposal, and could not be signed, Alqamzi Mohammad added. Where is the list of beneficiaries? asked Alqamzi Mohammad. Upon UNHCRs officials failure to provide the list, the UAE side declined to sign the agreement while it was not clear either they (UAE authorities) asked the UNHCR to prepare a fresh proposal or refuse to cooperate with them, as at this point the journalists were asked to leave the room. When contacted by this reporter, an official of the UNHCR confirmed to this correspondent on Monday that the agreement was not signed and that it would take some time. The UAE authorities have flown back to Dubai as the agreement was not signed, said the official on condition of anonymity. When contacted on telephone, representative of Red Crescent of UAE also confirmed to this correspondent from Dubai that no agreement was signed between UAE and UNHCR.