ISLAMABAD - The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) on Friday signed an agreement on the EUs contribution of 40 million euros in support to the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A press release issued on Friday says, the RAHA programme was designed to promote regional stability and compensate for social, economic and environmental impacts on Pakistani communities by the presence of more than three million Afghans over the past three decades. It also aims at promoting peaceful co-existence between the local communities and the 1.7 million registered Afghans still living in Pakistan. We hope our support will empower community, village and union councils through capacity-building interventions to identify and prioritise their own development needs and to articulate and negotiate with the relevant authorities and other development actors said Lars-Gunnar Wigemark from EU.