Press Releases

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...

25 Apr 2012
Pakistan: OCHA Operations Director backs strong partnership with government of Pakistan; calls for donor support

(Islamabad/New York 25 April 2012): OCHA Operations Director John Ging has commended the effectiveness of the partnership between aid agencies and the Government of Pakistan in addressing the ongoing needs of some 7.2 million people affected by flooding and insecurity.

During a three-day visit to Pakistan, Mr. Ging discussed efforts by the Government of Pakistan and the humanitarian community to work together in Sindh and Balochistan to help 5.2 million people...

19 Apr 2012
Pakistan: CERF provides $15 million in underfunded grants to UN agencies in Pakistan

The Central Emergency Response Fund provided $14,845,730 in underfunded grants to six UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Pakistan. The grants will target affected populations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

The World Food Programme (WFP) received the largest underfunded grant of $4.7 million to provide food assistance to 126,000 affected people in KP and FATA. Five projects of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were funded...

19 Apr 2012
Pakistan: CERF provides $12 million in rapid response funding for Pakistan

Pakistan’s north-western areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) have experienced significant population movements over the past few years as a result of generalized violence.

In response to urgent humanitarian needs in 2012, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided $11,970,485 to six United Nations agencies in Pakistan.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) received the largest allocation of $4.3 million to...