Pakistan

UN agency distributes 35,000 tents to Pakistanis displaced by military offensive

The United Nations refugee agency has rushed assistance to hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis driven from their homes by an intense military assault against militants in South Waziristan since October, including around 35,000 tents and 54,000 aid kits.

Ban to extend independent probe into Bhutto killing

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is to extend the mandate of the independent United Nations commission charged with examining the facts and circumstances behind the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto by another three months, it was announced today.

As thousands more flee fighting in Pakistan, UN rushes in tents and supplies

The United Nations refugee agency is rushing hundreds of tents to supplement Government relief efforts in north-west Pakistan, where some 40,000 people have fled an intensification of military operations over the last few weeks.

As temperatures drop, UN distributes winter aid to displaced Pakistanis

The United Nations refugee agency has begun distributing additional relief supplies to civilians displaced by the ongoing military operations in north-west Pakistan to help them cope as temperatures begin to drop in the region.

Aid agencies assisting hundreds of thousands of displaced Pakistanis – UN

United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners are assisting hundreds of thousands of civilians uprooted by the latest military operations in Pakistan which intensified nearly three weeks ago.

Independent UN probe into Bhutto killing meets with former Pakistani president

The independent United Nations commission charged with examining the facts and circumstances behind the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto met recently with former President Pervez Musharraf.

UN stepping up assistance to latest wave of conflict displaced Pakistanis

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is stepping up aid to people uprooted by military operations in the Pakistani region of South Waziristan, while highlighting the ongoing needs of around one million people still displaced from an earlier offensive in the northwest.

Insecurity in north-western Pakistan prompts UN to reduce staffing levels

The United Nations has decided to reduce the presence of international staff in north-western Pakistan in light of the security situation in the region, leaving only those vital for emergency, humanitarian relief or security operations, among other essential activities.

Secretary-General strongly condemns deadly bombing in Pakistani city

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored today’s bombing of a crowded marketplace in the Pakistani city of Peshawar that has killed more than 80 people and injured at least 160 others and is only the latest in a series of deadly attacks targeting civilians across the country.

Pakistanis continue to flee violence in northwest, UN reports

Nearly 14,000 people fleeing the latest round of clashes between Government forces and militants in the north-western Pakistani region of South Waziristan, have been registered, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.