Pakistan

Pakistan: UN agencies join forces to provide shelter to conflict displaced

Two United Nations agencies have joined forces to provide shelter and supplies to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.

UN calls for funds to address ‘unprecedented’ Pakistani displacement

Calling the scale of the displacement of civilians fleeing clashes between the Government and militants in north-west Pakistan “unprecedented,” the top United Nations humanitarian official today called on donors to fund an appeal for over $500 million to help the over 2 million uprooted.

Ban condemns deadly attack in Pakistani city of Lahore

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the bombing today in the Pakistani city of Lahore, in which some 30 people were reported killed and 250 wounded.

Displaced people still streaming out of Pakistan conflict zone – UN

Clashes between Government forces and militants in north-west Pakistan are continuing to uproot people from their homes, with nearly 130,000 people being registered daily as displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Pakistan: Ban calls on donors to fund $500 million appeal to help displaced

Urging the international community to show their solidarity with the nearly 2 million people who have been driven from their homes by violence in Pakistan's north-west, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the urgency of raising over $500 million to assist those affected by the clashes.

Urgent need to set up more camps for Pakistan’s displaced, says UN agency

With thousands of people uprooted by violence in north-west Pakistan continuing to make their way to safety, the United Nations refugee agency said today it is crucial to set up more camps and ensure speedy access to assistance.

Displacement in Pakistan largest and fastest in years, says UN refugee agency

Almost 1.5 million people have escaped fighting between Government troops and Taliban militants in north-west Pakistan, the United Nations refugee agency said today, calling the displacement the largest and fastest to occur anywhere in the world in recent years.

Number of uprooted in north-west Pakistan tops 1 million – UN refugee agency

The top United Nations refugee official has wrapped up a visit to Pakistan, where he appealed for urgent international assistance for people displaced by clashes between Government forces and militants – whose numbers topped 1 million over the weekend – in the South Asian nation’s north-west.

UN refugee chief appeals for more aid to help uprooted Pakistanis

The top United Nations refugee official today issued a call for a massive surge in international assistance to help the over 800,000 Pakistanis recently displaced by clashes between Government forces and militants in the country’s north-west.

UN agency readies for health crisis in north-west Pakistan

The United Nations health agency said today it is bracing itself for a humanitarian health crisis in north-west Pakistan as fighting between government forces and militants threatens to uproot a further 800,000 people taking the total number of displaced to well over a million.