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PAKISTAN / DISPLACED HEALTH CARE

Around one million people from North Waziristan have been displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation on 15 June to clear out militants based there. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been providing emergency health care and is tracking the health needs of the IDPs- the biggest threats being diarrhea and dehydration. UNIC [...]

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / HOST COMMUNITIES

Thousands of displaced in Bannu, Pakistan are choosing to stay with relatives, friends or even strangers in order to avoid living in Government camps as they wish to preserve their tradition of purdah or privacy for their women. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day. UNIC PAKISTAN

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / SCHOOL REFUGEE SHELTER

Over 1,000 schools have become temporary homes to people from North Waziristan displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation to clear out militants based there. These buildings lack appropriate facilities and many families are living in cramped, crowded and unhygienic conditions. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day.  UNIC PAKISTAN

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / DISPLACED UPDATE

Nearly half a million people in Pakistan's North Waziristan region have been displaced within a week due to the military operation against militants. Seventy-five percent are women and children. They now find themselves seeking help alongside the 160,000 families already in displacement from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). UNHCR

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / DISPLACED

A military offensive inPakistan's North Waziristan tribal region has displaced around half a million people over the past two weeks. Some 470,000 have sought shelter in safer areas inPakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, while another 75,000 have arrived inKhost,Afghanistan. Majority of the displaced are women and children. UNHCR

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PAKISTAN DISPLACEMENT

The United Nations (UN) refugee agency (UNHCR) at the press conference today said that the military offensive by Pakistan’s army against Taliban militants in the north of the country has displaced more than 430,000 people and that the number continues to rise. CH-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that it is "shocking beyond words” that war crimes and crimes against humanity have become commonplace in Syria and that she is "disappointed that the Security Council, has been unable to reach agreement on action to ensure accountability for such crimes." UNTV-CH

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / CIA IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN

The United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that it “appreciated” the commitment from the United States (US) government to stop using immunization campaigns as a cover for intelligence gathering. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

21 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / POLIO HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS

The World Health Organization declared the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), adding that the international spread of polio to date in 2014 constitutes an extraordinary event and a public health risk to other States for which a coordinated international response is essential. WHO / FILE

5 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / DRONES

 The UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism has called for independent investigations to be carried out into drone attacks after a series of strikes that resulted in unexpected civilian deaths in Afghanistan,Pakistan,Yemenand elsewhere. CH UNTV

11 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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