163,000 IDPs return to their homes till June 28, 2016: WFP

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): As many as 163,000 families have returned to their homes in various areas of FATA including Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai South and North Waziristan agencies till June 28, 2016 according to a spokesperson of World Food Programme, Mahira Afzal.

The repatriation plan of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is being implemented successfully after providing them all necessary basic amenities before their returning to their homes, she said this while talking to APP here on Monday.

World Food Programme (WFP) provided food assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) for a period of six months, she said.

Then recovery assistance is also being provided to support families for their children’s education and nutrition besides relief in the form of food or cash.

Speaking about the support provided by the government to WFP, she said that the government had provided 643,000/ metric tons wheat worth 247 million US dollars since 2013 for meeting food requirments of the IDPs and completing their reptraiation.

To a question about support extended by the international donors for IDPs, Mahira said that a number of international donors were also extending their support for IDPs especially in the field of transporation besides helping in the process of food baskets.