UN agencies ready to support Government-led relief efforts in quake-hit South Asia

United Nations agencies are mobilizing and stand ready to support Government-led relief operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that his thoughts are with the people of the two countries after a powerful earthquake struck Badakshan province in Afghanistan.

Ban expresses condolences following deadly earthquake in north-west China

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his deepest condolences following the earthquake that struck China’s north-west Gansu province and resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.

UN seeks to improve safety of schools and hospitals in natural disasters

The United Nations has launched a worldwide campaign to enhance the safety of 1 million schools and hospitals, where poor construction, an absence of safety drills and lack of emergency equipment can lead to the highest death tolls during earthquakes and other disasters.

UNICEF starts handing out relief supplies in quake-affected Malawi

United Nations aid agencies have begun distributing relief supplies in northern Malawi, where a series of earthquakes this month have killed four people, injured more than 300 others and destroyed or damaged nearly 4,000 homes.

UN prepares to help after deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia

United Nations agencies are preparing to take part in an emergency assessment mission on the Indonesian island of Java, where a massive earthquake struck today, killing at least 15 people and causing widespread damage to infrastructure.

One year on, UNICEF continues support to China’s quake victims

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is continuing its assistance to women and children in China’s Sichuan province, as they seek to rebuild their lives after last year’s devastating earthquake.

On China visit, UN official assesses post-quake reconstruction efforts

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting adequate shelter for all has pledged support for recovery and reconstruction efforts in China’s Sichuan province, which is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake, during a three-day visit to the area.

China: UN health agency provides medical help to victims of deadly earthquake

Responding to a request by the Chinese government for medical support in wake of the massive 12 May earthquake which struck the East Asian's south-west, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is sending urgently needed supplies and support.

Secretary-General to visit quake-affected areas of China as UN supplies pour in

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel tomorrow to China's Sichuan province, the area devastated by last week's massive earthquake, to assess the impact first-hand as United Nations continue to distribute relief supplies among the victims of the disaster.

UN agencies increase aid relief in quake-affected south-western China

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up their support to authorities in China as they deal with relief efforts in the wake of last Monday’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan province.