Pakistan

Pakistan slowly moving from earthquake relief to recovery stage – UN official

After talking with earthquake survivors and aid workers dealing with the aftermath of last October’s earthquake in northern Pakistan, which killed more than 70,000 people, the top United Nations official coordinating the relief operations today expressed optimism that the massive humanitarian effort was clearly moving forward.

UN national volunteers programme launched to help Pakistan’s quake victims

As part of broader UN efforts to help the victims of last year’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a scheme to encourage Pakistanis to become National United Nations Volunteers (UNVs.)

UN agency links with Pakistan government to help rural poor tap into credit

A UN poverty-fighting agency and Pakistan’s Government sealed a $26.5 million loan agreement in Rome today that will give hundreds of thousands of people living in the country’s rural areas access to innovative financial services.

Former President Bush, UN envoy for Pakistan quake relief, urges open supply lines

After meeting with survivors of the Pakistan earthquake, the United Nations Special Envoy for the South Asian Earthquake Disaster, former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, said in Islamabad today that it was crucial to keep supply lines open to deliver relief goods during the harsh winter weather.

Former US President Bush in Pakistan as UN envoy to spotlight earthquake victims

ormer United States President George Herbert Walker Bush, who is also Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for the South Asian Earthquake Disaster, arrived in Pakistan today to spotlight the plight of victims.

As bad weather looms, UN agency steps up aid efforts for Pakistan quake victims

With heavy rain and snow expected any day now in those areas of northern Pakistan hit by a deadly earthquake in October, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is stepping up its efforts to help nearly 140,000 survivors left homeless by the disaster.

As temperatures dip, UN agency gives warm clothing to young Pakistani quake survivors

As winter tightens its grip on the earthquake-affected mountainous areas near Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, staff of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) are distributing warm clothing to vulnerable young survivors.

Winter in Pakistani quake zone late but harsh, UN refugee agency says

Winter in northern Pakistan has come late but with a vengeance, unleashing three days of rain and snow this week that is adding to the misery of survivors of the 8 October earthquake, grounding relief flights and causing landslides that cut off road access to many affected areas, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.

As mercury dips in Pakistan, aid workers help earthquake survivors prepare for cold

As rain and snow pelted the areas of Pakistan devastated by last October’s massive earthquake, aid workers are working to help survivors cope with dipping temperatures, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN agencies aid Pakistani earthquake survivors in flood-hit areas

United Nations agencies are working to help Pakistani earthquake survivors suffering after this weekend’s heavy rains and snow exacerbated their already desperate living conditions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.