UN environmental agency helps in Pakistani oil spill

The United Nations environmental agency has sent an emergency response specialist to Pakistan to help authorities there assess damage from the break-up of an oil tanker amid fears that stormy weather could spread spilled oil to ecologically fragile mangrove forests and turtle nesting beaches along the Arabian Sea coast.

UN mounts system-wide response to devastating floods in Pakistan

With parts of Pakistan struggling to cope with the floods and mudslides caused by torrential monsoon rains, the United Nations has mounted a major response to help provide food, medical supplies and clean water to what they fear may be thousands of people left stranded throughout the region.