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27 May 2009 description

Montreal - Development and Peace is contributing $100,000 towards helping meet the needs of some of an estimated 2.38 million people displaced by fighting in northwest Pakistan.

The United Nations has warned of a long-term humanitarian crisis, which could further destabilise the region.

Barbara Trachsel, Emergency Program Officer, Development and Peace said: "Most of those affected are women and children as many men stayed behind to look after crops and animals.