The UNHCR has donated five equipped ambulances to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in view of the prevailing emergency situation due to coronavirus epidemic. A press release from the UN refugee agency states that the head of UNHCR’s Sub-Office in Peshawar, Bernard Inkoom, handed over the five ambulances with advanced medical equipment to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). The ambulances were purchased by the Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees (CAR), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, through UNHCR’s programme of support. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Refugee Agency has redoubled its efforts to assist the government to cope with increased numbers of patients requiring emergency transportation. The ambulances will be deployed to the districts of Haripur, Kohat, Mardan, Peshawar and Swabi. “These ambulances will cater to the needs of Pakistanis and Afghan refugees needing urgent access to medical care,” said Inkoom. He commended the government of Pakistan for including Afghan refugees in the national COVID-19 surveillance, preparedness and response plans. He also applauded Pakistan’s tremendous generosity towards refugees for having granted them access to health and education in the course of four decades.