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UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

  The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN-PAKISTAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (16 December) condemned "in the strongest possible terms" what he called the "heinous" and "bloodcurdling" Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan. UNIFEED UNTV

16 Dec 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / DISPLACED LIVESTOCK

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. Livestock health is essential to protect the livelihoods of both the IDPs and their hosting communities; as many as 70 percent of the displaced families have carried [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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