Press Releases

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...

21 Feb 2012
Pakistan: Government of Pakistan and the United Nations launch Early Recovery Framework for 2011 floods

(Islamabad, 21 February 2012): The Government of Pakistan and the United Nations are working together to support the millions of people affected by the devastating 2011 floods in Sindh and Balochistan, and helping them to recover their livelihoods.

The Government and the UN today in Islamabad jointly launched the Floods 2011 Early Recovery Framework requesting US$440 million for the restoration of livelihoods, support...