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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 »

IMF/ GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

During its regular bi-weekly press briefing, Bill Murray, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Deputy Spokesperson, reinstated the Fund's commitment with Pakistan. IMF

23 Jan 2014 | Read More »

IMF / PAKISTAN

The IMF said Thursday that it remains supportive of Pakistan's efforts to build up reserves and put in place programs to help the poor. IMF

21 Nov 2013 | Read More »

IMF/ MIDDLE EAST

The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region has weakened, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the region, which projects growth to decline to 2¼ percent this year and to pick up in 2014 as global conditions improve and oil production recovers. IMF

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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