U.N. Focuses On Aid For Pakistan Refugees Thousands of people have been driven from their homes in northwestern Pakistan as violence between the military and Taliban escalates. The U.N. Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Gueterres is scheduled to visit the camps Sunday. Host Liane Hansen speaks with Killian Kleinschmidt, head of operations for the U.N. refugee agency in Pakistan.
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U.N. Focuses On Aid For Pakistan Refugees

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U.N. Focuses On Aid For Pakistan Refugees

U.N. Focuses On Aid For Pakistan Refugees

U.N. Focuses On Aid For Pakistan Refugees

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The campaign to retake Pakistan's Swat Valley from the Taliban continues to take its toll — on Saturday, a U.S. missile attack killed 25 militants at a Taliban training camp. But civilians are suffering as well. In Peshawar, at least 11 people were killed on Saturday when a car bomb destroyed an Internet café and a bus carrying handicapped children.

With similar attacks increasing, so are the number of refugees fleeing the fighting in northwestern Pakistan. Authorities and aid groups say 800,000 people have been driven from their homes; about 80,000 of them are in refugee camps, according to the United Nations.

Host Liane Hansen speaks with Killian Kleinschmidt, head of operations for the UN's refugee agency in Pakistan, who is scheduled to visit the camps Sunday with Antonio Guterres, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees.