Pakistan

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.