Pakistan

UN health agency urges greater funding for displaced in Pakistan

Extra funding is urgently needed to strengthen disease control efforts, re-stock rapidly dwindling supplies of essential drugs and improve access to reproductive health services in north-western Pakistan, where some 2 million people have been uprooted by violence, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Pakistan: UN agency refutes media claims of large-scale return of displaced

Despite local media reports of widespread returns of some of the 2 million people uprooted by the conflict between Government forces and militants in north-west Pakistan, the United Nations refugee agency today said that there was no large-scale movement out of the makeshift camps housing the displaced.

Princess Haya of Jordan calls on donors to support UN relief efforts in Pakistan

Characterizing the ongoing crisis in north-west Pakistan as the largest humanitarian emergency in the world today, United Nations Messenger of Peace Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan has called for a massive international response to aid the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people forced to live in makeshift shelters.

Greater donor help needed to assist displaced Pakistanis – UN envoy

A top United Nations humanitarian envoy wrapped up a two-day visit to north-west Pakistan today, calling on donors to step up their assistance to help the millions of people who have been uprooted from their homes by fighting between Government forces and militants.

Independent probe into Bhutto killing to begin work on 1 July, UN announces

The independent commission tasked with looking into the facts and circumstances surrounding the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will begin its work on 1 July, the United Nations announced today.

Aid agencies boosting support for Pakistan’s displaced, reports UN

International and local humanitarian aid groups have ramped up their efforts to support the 2.5 million people forced to flee their homes by the violent conflict in north-western Pakistan, United Nations spokesperson Michele Montas said today.

Pakistan: UN refugee agency assessing operations after recent bomb attack

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is reviewing the way it operates in Pakistan and assessing what adjustments need to be made to ensure staff safety, following Tuesday’s bomb attack in Peshawar in which two UN staffers were killed, but added that there is no question of pulling out.

Pakistan aid effort needs urgent funding, Secretary-General says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the international community, especially major donors, to respond quickly and generously to the urgent humanitarian and reconstruction needs in Pakistan, where the United Nations is trying to assist more than 2.5 million uprooted by fighting.

Pakistan: Ban ‘dismayed’ by terrorist attack killing two UN staff members

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed “dismay” today at the rising death toll from yesterday’s suicide bombing of a hotel in north-west Pakistan, which killed two United Nations staff members, and repeated his strong condemnation of the terrorist attack.

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Pakistan

Secretary-General Ki-moon strongly condemned today's deadly terrorist attack on a hotel in northern Pakistan, with a staff member of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) among those killed.