Pakistan

Millions of Pakistanis still in need of post-flood assistance, say UN officials

Millions of Pakistanis are still in need of assistance as they recover from the floods that inundated large portions of the country during what was one of the most challenging years for the South Asian nation, two senior United Nations officials stated today.

Pakistan: Ban condemns 'heinous' attack outside food aid centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the “heinous” terrorist attack that took place on Saturday outside a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) distribution centre in north-west Pakistan that reportedly killed 45 people and injured many others.

Pakistan: dwindling funding could leave flood survivors without aid – UN

Even as Pakistanis displaced by the devastating floods that hit their country this year continue streaming back to their homes, many of them destroyed by the deluge, the United Nations and its partners warned today that humanitarian needs remain enormous amid dwindling resources.

Iraq donates wheat flour to UN food aid operation for flood-affected Pakistanis

The Government of Iraq today shipped 4,000 tons of wheat flour to Pakistan as its contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) relief effort in support of people affected by the devastating floods that hit the South Asian country this year.

More resources vital for Pakistan flood relief efforts, stresses UN humanitarian chief

The United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the international community to provide the necessary resources to assist the millions of people in Pakistan who are still in need of vital assistance some four months after floods inundated large portions of the South Asian nation.

Urgent funds needed as winter, polio compound Pakistan flood emergency – UN

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan remains precarious four months after the devastating floods and could worsen this winter with more children at risk of acute respiratory infections and malnutrition, even as polio cases increase, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.

UN humanitarian chief urges continued support for conflict-affected Pakistanis

The United Nations top humanitarian official today visited people affected by conflict in northwestern Pakistan and appealed for continued humanitarian assistance for them, many of whom expressed their desire to return to their areas of origin.

Pakistan’s flood-affected people in need of more assistance – UN official

The United Nations humanitarian chief today visited the flood-ravaged area of Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh to review relief efforts among people still suffering from the effects of the deluge that cut a swathe across the country four months ago following torrential rainfall.

UN humanitarian chief begins second visit to flood-hit Pakistan

The United Nations humanitarian chief arrived today in Pakistan for her second visit to the South Asian nation since it was struck by one of the worst floods in history four months ago.

Pakistan: UN addresses gender-based violence against flood victims

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking to prevent and respond to gender-based violence against women and girls among the more than 20 million victims of Pakistan’s recent floods, the country’s