ISLAMABAD – The World Bank has approved $114 million for extending financial support to families affected by militancy-related violence, improving child healthcare and establishing systems for emergency response safety net delivery in affected areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to media reports, the World Bank approved $75 million credit for the original FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDP) Emergency Recovery Project in August 2015. Beneficiaries of the project are families from five FATA Agencies, namely North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Orakzai, Kurram and Khyber.

The additional financing will help expand the support to 326,000 eligible temporarily displaced families, up from 120,000 under the original project. It will raise the number of participating families with children under 2 years of age to 300,000, up from 64,000 families benefiting from the Child Wellness Grant under the original project.

The new financing will also expand child health services to all 15 One Stop Shops in these FATA Agencies. The One Stop Shops reduce travel time and costs for parents by providing all related services at one point.-Online