UN Central Emergency Relief Fund to provide $10 million to help flood victims in Pakistan

The United Nations will allocate close to $10 million to provide aid for more than one million people living in the areas of Pakistan that were most affected by the monsoonal flooding this year, according to the world body’s humanitarian arm.

In wake of Pakistan attack, UN experts urge greater protection for school children

Following the “shocking” attack by an extremist group on Pakistani school girls earlier this week, several United Nations independent human rights experts have urged the Government to do everything it can to protect school children, particularly girls.

Donations urgently needed for UN efforts to aid millions of Pakistani floods victims

With nearly five million Pakistanis hit by floods that have already claimed some 400 lives, ruined tens of thousands of houses and vast swathes of crops, and left hundreds of thousands living in camps or simply under tarpaulins, the United Nations today appealed for more donations to bolster relief efforts.

UN chief strongly condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ attack on Pakistani schoolgirl

Voicing his “outrage and strongest condemnation” over the shooting of a 14-year-old girl who has bravely championed the right to education for women and girls in Pakistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the perpetrators of this “heinous and cowardly” act to be swiftly brought to justice.