Pakistan

Crisis persists in Pakistan’s Swat Valley despite return of many displaced – UN

The effects of the humanitarian crisis sparked by the military offensive against insurgents in north-western Pakistan a year ago persist despite the return of most of the two million people who fled their homes because of the conflict, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UN agency condemns attack on refugee site in Pakistan

The United Nations humanitarian agency strongly condemned today a twin suicide bombing at a UN registration point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing trial violence in northwest Pakistan, and temporarily suspended critical services in the area.

Lack of funds hampers aid response in Pakistan, UN official says

A funding gap will keep food and medicine away from millions of needy people in Pakistan, a top United Nations aid worker said today as he called for stepped-up support from the international community.