Quake: UN launches $272 million appeal to help Pakistan over next six months

The United Nations today launched a $272-million flash appeal to help Pakistan recover from last Saturday’s devastating earthquake, which killed more than 30,000 people, injured some 60,000 more and left 1 million others in acute need of life-saving assistance, 2.5 million homeless and 4 million affected.

Pakistan: UN quake relief moves into higher gear with emergency food deliveries

United Nations agencies are working round the clock to bring relief to survivors of Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan, readying an airlift of vitamin-fortified life-saving food for 240,000 victims and sending in convoys of trucks with emergency supplies ranging from blankets to water purification equipment.

UN provides cash to earthquake-hit Pakistan while experts coordinate relief response

United Nations experts in Pakistan coordinating the humanitarian response to yesterday's massive earthquake today set up structures to facilitate the relief effort, which is also being supported by an initial cash grant the world body has provided to the Government.

UN health agency speeds medical supplies to help quake victims in Pakistan

As teams continue to search for survivors amid the rubble of yesterday's massive earthquake in Pakistan, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is rushing supplies to the country to bolster its strained capacity to treat the injured.

UN to help countries affected by Pakistan earthquake

Following a massive earthquake in Pakistan that affected also Afghanistan and India, the United Nations is working with the governments of those countries on an emergency response.

Indian and Pakistani cricket teams appointed peace spokespersons by UN sports chief

In recognition of their efforts to use sports to promote peace and overcome regional tensions, the national cricket teams of India and Pakistan were appointed as spokespersons for the International Year of Sport and Physical Education (IYSPE) 2005, the United Nations Special Adviser on Sports said.

Pakistan: UN offers assistance for tens of thousands of flood victims

United Nations agencies are rushing assistance to Pakistan where heavy winter snowfall and subsequent unprecedented high temperatures have generated major flooding in northern and north-western regions, threatening some 45,000 people with hunger.

Consolidation of Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan accelerates – UN

The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Pakistan are stepping up efforts to consolidate Afghan refugee camps in the country, announcing that two camps in Balochistan province will close in addition to those in the troubled tribal belt already scheduled for closure.

Secretary-General condemns bombing in Pakistan’s capital

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly condemned today what he called a senseless terrorist bombing at a shrine in Islamabad, Pakistan, that reportedly killed at least 20 people and injured many more.

'Irreversible' dialogue declared by India and Pakistan gets warm support from Annan

Ahead of his visit to the region this week, United Nations Secretary-General today expressed his warm support for the efforts by India and Pakistan to advance the ongoing dialogue which the two countries have now declared is "irreversible."