Pakistan

36,000 Pakistani quake victims have already left relief camps for home, UN says

The first relief camps in Pakistan’s quake zone have been emptied after more than 36,000 people left for their homes as part of the return process that started earlier this month with the end of winter, according to the United Nations refugee agency, the lead agency for camp management after last October’s disaster.

Former US President Bush, UN envoy, helps plan Pakistan quake recovery

The United Nations Special Envoy for the South Asia Earthquake, former United States President George H. W. Bush, met with United Nations officials today on the launch of the recovery phase in areas of Pakistan devastated by the October 2005 disaster, which killed more than 73,000 people, injured nearly 70,000 and left millions homeless.

Pakistani quake survivors’ return home from relief camps must be voluntary – UN

With Pakistan starting today to close relief camps for nearly 150,000 survivors of last October’s devastating earthquake as winter draws to an end, the United Nations refugee agency called on the authorities to ensure that all returns to home areas are voluntary and informed.

UN set to launch year-long reconstruction stage after Pakistani quake

Five months after Pakistan was devastated by an earthquake which killed more than 73,000 people, injured nearly 70,000 and left millions homeless, the emergency aid phase is nearing its end and the United Nations is set to formally launch a year-long recovery and reconstruction stage, humanitarian officials said today.