Asia Pacific

Nepal: UNICEF working to address needs of women and children flood victims

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working with its humanitarian partners in Nepal to address some of the specific needs of women and children who have been displaced by the recent floods in the country’s east.

Asia-Pacific world’s largest broadband market, but wide gap in access, says UN

While some countries in Asia and the Pacific – the world’s largest broadband market – have high speed and affordable Internet access, the same cannot be said for most of the region’s poorer nations, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said today.

At least 3 million affected by deadly floods in India and Nepal, UN reports

More than 3 million people have been uprooted and 60 people killed by the worst flooding to hit north-east India in five decades, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

DPR Korea: UN plans major food relief programme to help millions in need

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is launching a major relief campaign to help more than 6 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which is experiencing its worst food crisis in a decade.