Secretary-General appalled by killing of foreigners in northern Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is “appalled” by the reported killing of a group of foreigners who were on a mountain-climbing expedition in northern Pakistan, and urged the country to take measured to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Pakistan urgently needs food, nutrition assistance, urges head of UN emergency food agency

Following a visit to Pakistan, the head of the UN food agency today urged a renewed effort to address the food and nutrition needs of people affected by displacement, natural disasters and poverty.

Ban deplores deadly attacks targeting female students in Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned a series of deadly attacks targeting a bus, a hospital facility and a historic house in Pakistan, which killed at least 20 civilians, many of whom were female students.

Back from Afghanistan, Pakistan, senior UN official urges additional humanitarian funds

Additional funding is needed for Afghanistan and Pakistan if the United Nations humanitarian community and its partners are to deliver lifesaving services and assist the South Asian countries in developing their potentials, a senior United Nations relief official said following a visit to the region.