Pakistan

More resources urgently needed for Pakistan flood relief efforts, UN stresses

United Nations humanitarian agencies today called for urgent additional resources for the flood relief efforts in Pakistan, warning that millions are at risk of not having enough food, shelter and warm clothing as winter approaches.

UN agency steps in to help Pakistani farmers after floods destroyed seed stocks

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is distributing wheat seeds that will benefit over half a million farming families, or nearly five million people, whose seed supplies were destroyed during the recent flood disaster.

UNICEF reports increased child polio cases in Pakistan

There has been a surge in the number of child polio cases reported in Pakistan this year, despite massive immunization campaigns that reached nearly 9 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.

Pakistan: Ban calls on world to speed up funding for $2 billion flood appeal

The $2 billion appeal for aid for Pakistani flood victims, the largest-ever launched by the United Nations and its partners for a natural disaster, is just 34 per cent funded, and Secretary-General Ban Ki–moon today called for a generous and swift international response.

UN envoy visits flood-ravaged southern Pakistan

Just two weeks after having been appointed as the new United Nations Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Rauf Engin Soysal is on the ground to assess the impact of the deadly floods, cautioning that the bulk of the rebuilding effort is still ahead.

UN responds to malaria outbreak in flood-affected Pakistani provinces

Nearly 300,000 suspected malaria cases, including some confirmed cases of a severe form of the disease, have been recorded in flood-affected areas of Pakistan since the end of July, with the overall incidence slightly above the average seasonal outbreak, the United Nations health agency said today.

Pakistan: UN and partners deliver nearly 170,000 tons of food to flood survivors

United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners have delivered almost 170,000 tons of food to millions of people affected by the severe floods that first hit the country in late July, and are preparing to distribute seeds and fertilizer ahead of the planting season in an effort to enable 4.2 million people to feed themselves again.

Flood-affected Pakistanis in need of continued assistance – UN

The United Nations refugee agency today cautioned that 11 weeks since the first floods struck Pakistan, large numbers of those affected are still in critical need of continued humanitarian assistance, including many needy people the agency was supporting even before the flood emergency.

UN agency and Pakistan join forces to help jump-start livelihoods of flood-stricken

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Pakistan today launched a $120 million, one-year early recovery scheme to help those affected by the worst flooding in living memory rebuild their lives.