Press Releases

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...

05 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.

"At...

27 Oct 2010
Pakistan: CERF allocates additional $12 million for flood-affected people in Pakistan
27 October 2010: CERF allocates $12 million to aid 350,000 people affected by monsoon floods in Pakistan. In response to the monsoon floods in Pakistan, CERF has allocated a total of $42 million.

Some $4 million has been allocated to the World Food Programme (WFP) for emergency food assistance for the affected families. Some $3.6 million has gone to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for emergency nutrition and WASH interventions. The World Health Organization (WHO...