Asia Pacific

Least Developed Countries in Asia-Pacific face extreme poverty – UN report

In a region of rising prosperity, fast growth in countries like China, India and the East Asian "tigers" hides widespread extreme poverty in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of Asia and the Pacific, according to a new United Nations report launched today.

UN completes registration for return of Afghans in troubled Northern Pakistan

The United Nations refugee agency has completed registering some 27,000 Afghans wishing to return home from Pakistan following the closure of camps in troubled North Waziristan, where clashes between Pakistani military and rebel tribesman linked to fighting in their home country have made it impossible to assist them.