ISLAMABAD The Governments wait-and-see policy could barely turn any fortunes for the Hunza affectees, given the prevailing slack indicators regarding humanitarian aid and relief activities. Amid the Governments keenness to incorporate the humanitarian appeal for Hunzas internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Consolidated Appeal, which is likely to be launched in the coming August, as reported on last June 12 in TheNation, the wait-and-see policy has hardly worked in the past and waiting for August in the post-crisis scenario would bear more relevance to crying over spoilt milk. According to TheNations information, while the recommendations for the launch of a separate humanitarian appeal were heatedly under discussion in the privy UN circles, an influential in the corridors of power, currently supervising the humanitarian aid programmes 'fiercely opposed the launch of appeal for the Hunza affectees. The Government cites under-funding scenario for its insistence towards another consolidated appeal under the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) but the UN-based sources believe that the intensive efforts to include Hunza catastrophe in the expected yet controversial CAP explain the Governments sheer indifference towards the humanitarian aid. It is learnt from the Food and Agriculture Organisation that at least 20,000 tonnes of ration supply and food items would be required in case of further possible expansion in Hunza lake. Apart from approximately 30,000 IDPs stranded in downstream areas, the IDPs in as many numbers would suffer ahead of lakes expansion. According to the FAO, less than a thousand tonnes of food items are dispersed to Hunza currently. Representatives in the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that the existing 24 camps for health assistance are too insufficient to meet even one-thirds of the IDPs health requirements. Although, approximately 10,000 toolkits have reached Hunzas affected areas for health recovery, 15,000 to 20,000 more kits are needed to address the health crises on a considerable scale. The relief activities by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and emergency response trainings by the United Nations would all go futile unless a substantial part of financial aid, amounting to US$25million to US$30million, is allocated for IDPs on emergency basis. The 'peanut aid packages, announced by the Government for Hunza IDPs do not exceed Rs 300 million.