Press Releases

07 Jul 2011
Pakistan: Emergency Relief Coordinator’s Key Messages on Pakistan 07 July 2011 - Issue Number 12

I. Key Messages

  1. This month will mark the one year anniversary of the 2010 floods in Pakistan – one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters in recent times. About one-fifth of the country was submerged by the flood waters, affecting over 20 million people and resulting in some 14 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Thanks to the efforts of the Government of Pakistan, the Pakistani military, the aid community, civil society and the people of...

26 May 2011
Pakistan: CERF allocates close to $5 million for emergency assistance in Pakistan

CERF allocates $5 million for displaced people fleeing the ongoing security operation in northwest area of Pakistan.

At the request of provincial government authorities in early 2011, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in coordination with the authorities and other humanitarian agencies, helped to establish two temporary camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in the northwest part of Pakistan. The IDP families have been displaced by...

27 Jan 2011
Pakistan: Humanitarian Community in Pakistan is Faced with New Challenges -  Six Months into the Floods
(Islamabad/Geneva/New York: 27 January 2011) This week marks six months since the floods triggered an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Pakistan, and the humanitarian community operating in the country is still faced with new challenges. After having assisted millions of flood-affected people with emergency aid since August last year, the relief has now also to include early recovery support, and funding for these activities is urgently needed. Out of the more than 450...
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
(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,...