Asia Pacific

As temperatures dip to record lows in Tajikistan, UN rushes in aid

With temperatures in Tajikistan dipping to their lowest levels in a quarter of a century, the United Nations is rushing emergency supplies to over 1,000 desperate refugees there.

Nepal issues exit permits for refugees from Bhutan – UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed Nepal's recent decision to issue exit permits to refugees from Bhutan so they can be resettled in third countries.

Earthquake caused ‘no significant damage’ to Japanese nuclear plant – IAEA

The impact of an earthquake last year on the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant in Japan caused no major harm to safety equipment, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.

Five Indonesians succumb to bird flu infection – UN health agency

Five Indonesians living in the west of Java, the most populous island in the Asian archipelago, have become the latest human fatalities from avian influenza, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed.