21 Jan 2011
Pakistan: UN Special Envoy to Pakistan Visits Flood-Stricken Sindh Six Months into the Flood Crisis
(Islamabad/Geneva/New York: 21 January 2011): Almost six months after the devastating floods hit Pakistan in July last year, the United Nations is continuing its commitment to assist millions of people in need. The Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan, Mr Rauf Engin Soysal, has just concluded a two-day visit to Sindh Province, where more than seven million people were affected during the height of the flood crisis. "During my visit I was...
05 Dec 2010
Pakistan: PAKISTAN: STILL MORE TO DO - UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF
(Islamabad / New York / Geneva: 05 December 2010): On the final day of her four-day mission to Pakistan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visited the conflict affected population in the northern area of Kyber Pakhthunkwa (KPK) province.
During her visit to KPK, Ms. Amos visited Jalozai Camp, where nearly 97,000 men, women and children are living in tents and receiving clean drinking water, food,...
03 Dec 2010
Pakistan: PAKISTAN: EMERGENCY FAR FROM OVER IN THE SOUTH AND SUFFERING MUST BE STOPPED: UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF
(Islamabad / New York / Geneva: 03 December 2010): On the second day of her four-day visit to Pakistan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos travelled to the flood-ravaged area of Sindh province. She met flood displaced people and reviewed the ongoing relief and recovery efforts.
"Everything I saw and heard today confirmed that this disaster is far from over," said Ms. Amos. Four months on,...
02 Dec 2010
Pakistan: PAKISTAN: MUCH WORK STILL NEEDED--UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF
(Islamabad/New York/Geneva: 2 December 2010): Ms. Valerie Amos, United Nations Under- Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), arrives today on her second visit to flood-hit Pakistan for a three-day mission, four months after one of the worst floods in history struck.
"Humanitarian work is about reaching people affected by crises, providing emergency assistance, and supporting them through the most difficult time," said Ms...
04 Nov 2010
Pakistan: PAKISTAN: 100 DAYS ON, FLOODWATERS REMAIN AS FUNDING DRIES UP
(Islamabad/Geneva/New York: 5 November 2010): A hundred days into the flooding crisis in Pakistan millions remain in urgent need of support, after heavy monsoon rains caused landslides and flood waters to sweep away entire communities. The situation for those impacted by the floods is desperate-- many have lost what little they owned, either under flood waters or from having to sell animals and personal items in order to see their families through the disaster.