Pakistan

Pakistani girls get first shot at education in UN-supported camps

Children uprooted by the violence in the war-torn north-western region of Pakistan have unexpectedly benefited from their plight by having the opportunity to attend school for the first time in United Nations-supported camps, reported a senior UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official.

As winter approaches, UN assesses urgent needs of Pakistani earthquake survivors

Survivors of a deadly earthquake that struck western Pakistan two weeks ago urgently need winterized tents, blankets, warm clothing, food, health services and restored drinking water supplies as already very low temperatures are likely to plunge even lower as winter approaches, according to the latest United Nations assessment.

Pakistan: UN delivers food to 20,000 quake victims

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing food for up to 20,000 survivors of the deadly earthquake that struck Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province late last month.

UN rushes aid to survivors of deadly earthquake in Pakistan

The United Nations is rushing urgently-needed relief supplies to survivors of the deadly earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan earlier this week and the aftershocks that have followed.

Pakistan: UN working to assist nearly 20,000 quake survivors

United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to assist some 20,000 people displaced by the deadly earthquake that struck Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province yesterday, and address immediate needs include access to food and water, health services and shelter.

UN agencies join rescue and relief efforts after deadly earthquake hits Pakistan

United Nations agencies are taking part in emergency relief efforts in south-west Pakistan, where a powerful earthquake struck early this morning, killing and injuring hundreds of people and leaving many more homeless.

UN refugee agency musters aid for thousands displaced by Pakistani fighting

The United Nations refugee agency is trying to provide urgent shelter and other aid for some 190,000 people who have been displaced from Pakistan’s Bajaur agency bordering Afghanistan since fighting started in mid-August.

Ban deplores 'heinous' terrorist attack in Pakistani capital

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today's “heinous” terrorist attack on the Marriott Hotel in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, which has reportedly killed and injured a large number of people.

Unilever staff in Pakistan fund UN programme with new payroll scheme

The United Nations food agency today announced the launch of a joint venture with the employees of industrial giant Unilever, who will donate a percentage of their pay to help combat child hunger in Pakistan.

Security Council, Ban speak out against deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have condemned today’s double suicide bombing in the north-eastern Pakistani town of Wah, near the capital Islamabad, which has claimed numerous civilian lives and injured many others.