Asia Pacific

UN’s largest ever humanitarian helicopter operation ends vital role in Pakistani quake

The largest humanitarian helicopter operation ever organized by the United Nations has come to an end after successfully transporting nearly 30,000 tonnes of aid supplies, tens of thousands of aid workers and other passengers to Pakistani-administered parts of Kashmir struck by a devastating earthquake eight months ago.

UN agencies take further steps to help earthquake survivors in Indonesia

As the death toll continues to rise in the Indonesian island city of Yogyakarta and its surrounding areas in the aftermath of a devastative earthquake, United Nations agencies continue to help Government’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of survivors.

Timor-Leste: UN seeks to end unrest, aid victims as Annan broadcasts call for calm

A senior United Nations envoy today met with leading Timor-Leste officials in a bid to restore calm as radio stations broadcast a taped appeal from Secretary-General Kofi Annan for unity after weeks of unrest and violence in the small South-East Asian country which the world body shepherded to independence from Indonesia four years ago.