Press Releases

17 Apr 2013
Pakistan: The United Nations in Pakistan Expresses Sympathies and Offers Support Following Earthquake

(Islamabad, 17 April 2013): The United Nations in Pakistan expresses condolences and sincere sympathies to the people and the Government of Pakistan following the earthquake that struck the border region of Iran and Pakistan on Tuesday, 16 April.

"We extend our deep condolences to the people of Pakistan for the devastation that resulted from the earthquake and its aftershocks, particularly to those whose loved ones were injured or lost their lives," said...

19 Nov 2012
Pakistan: UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator urges investment in resilience

(Islamabad/New York, 19 November 2012): Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg made her first visit to Pakistan this week to assess and draw attention to the urgent needs of communities affected by the floods in the south and displaced families in the north-west.

“The provision of relief services in Jalozai camp, the largest camp where 11 per cent of the 744,000 people now displaced from the...

15 Nov 2012
Pakistan: UN deputy humanitarian chief Catherine Bragg to visit Pakistan

UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Catherine Bragg will visit Pakistan from 16 to 20 November 2012 to raise awareness of critical humanitarian needs and to call for more support for families in the flood-ravaged south of the country and those waiting to return home in north-western areas of Pakistan.

Assistant Secretary-General Bragg is expected to meet high-level Government officials in Islamabad, to discuss how United Nations agencies and other humanitarian partners can...

23 Oct 2012
Pakistan: United Nations humanitarian fund gives US$9.9 million (PKR 942.2 million) for monsoon-hit areas across Southern Pakistan

(Islamabad, 23 October 2012): Almost five million people have been affected by the 2012 flooding in southern Pakistan according to Government estimates – many of whom were still recovering from Pakistan’s unprecedented floods of 2010 and the severe 2011 flooding. In addition to the immediate response by the Government, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners distributing stocks throughout the affected areas, the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF...

07 May 2012
Pakistan: Emergency Relief Coordinator’s Key Messages on Pakistan, 7 May 2012 - Issue Number 14

I. Key Messages

  1. Some 7.2 million Pakistanis urgently need humanitarian aid as they deal with the impact of two separate emergencies. Security operations have led to the displacement of more than 200,000 people in the tribal areas of north-western Pakistan over the past two months, bringing the total number displaced to 700,000. A further 1.5 million people who have returned home in these same areas need help to rebuild their lives. Meanwhile in Sindh and...