'Over 181,000 have fled recent NW Pakistan fighting'
[Dawn] More than 181,000 people have decamped fighting between government troops and Taliban or al Qaeda-linked forces of Evil in northwest Pakistain, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.
"The number of people displaced by an ongoing government security operation in northwest Pakistain has now surpassed 181,000," said a statement from the office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The agency said that about 10,000 new arrivals were being registered daily by officials at the Jalozai camp near the city of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
"The vast majority of those registered --85 per cent --choose not live in the Jalozai camp, opting instead to stay with friends, relatives or in rented accommodation," said the UNHCR.
The body said it had distributed more than 37,000 humanitarian kits and other UN agencies, including Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO), were also providing aid.
The fighting started on January 20 when government troops attacked krazed killer groups in the Khyber region.
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