Washington, Jun 4: Barack Obama, US president has asked the US Congress to approve $200 million for 'serious humanitarian crisis' in Pakistan. This fund will be used for more than 2.5 million people from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) who escaped from the military operations against Taliban.
Obama said that these funds would provide urgent relief to the refugees of Pakistan. He also said, "To date there are over 2.5 million displaced people in Pakistan, many of whom have fled their homes because of Pakistani government's counterinsurgency campaign."
Earlier, the special US Envoy, Richard Holbrooke has already announced another $200 million humanitarian assistance for the swat valley refugees. Obama has sent him to have a first hand assessment of the situation on the ground.