UN agencies prepare to move from relief to reconstruction in Pakistani quake

As United Nations agencies move from emergency relief to reconstruction in Pakistani regions devastated by last October’s earthquake, they are preparing an action plan to prevent an aid gap in the remaining winter period and to improve sanitation to prevent disease in the spring.

UN agency starts long-term recovery effort for Pakistani quake survivors

Launching a two-year programme to help restore the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of survivors of last October’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the formation of a team of 23 expert mountain guides to fully assess damage and needs.

UN needs $24 million to maintain helicopter operation for Pakistan quake victims

Emphasizing the “crucial” role played by helicopters in getting emergency assistance to victims of last year’s deadly earthquake in northern Pakistan, the United Nations World Food Programme called today for $24 million to maintain this lifeline until the end of August for thousands of survivors.

In Pakistan, UN refugee agency restores quake-damaged link across Indus

Hundreds of people, including refugees living in the largest relief camp in northern Pakistan, can go home or carry on businesses now that the United Nations refugee agency has helped to repair a vital quake-damaged cable way linking Meira Camp to the Allai Valley, across the Indus River.