17 December 2010
News
More than five months after one of the worst floods in history, millions of people in Pakistan remain displaced and living without basic necessities. The floods that began in late July swept away homes, roads and... Read more
18 August 2010
In the News
Shmyalla Jawad, who is the gender advisor for the Plan International organisation in Pakistan, visited some of these camps in the Layyah district in Southern Punjab. Visiting these camps was a heart wrenching experience... Read more
23 August 2010
In the News
Pakistan's humanitarian crisis is the largest 'in decades'. The UN in Pakistan has described the humanitarian situation caused by the flood disaster as critical. As flood waters continue to travel south through the... Read more
13 August 2010
In the News
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations launched an appeal Wednesday for $460 million in emergency aid to support relief efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan. Funds will be used to provide food, water, shelter and emergency... Read more
31 March 2002
News
SHALMAN REFUGEE CAMP, Khyber Agency, Pakistan -- Tens of thousands of displaced Afghans are returning home on the road from Peshawar to Jalabad. But in this desolate place not far from the border, thousands more are... Read more
14 August 2002
News
KABUL - On a dusty football field about 700 yards from Khair Khana Maternity Hospital in northern Kabul, a team of Danish engineers, medical technicians and Afghan personnel have been working tirelessly since early... Read more
19 February 2002
News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- A severe shortage of trained female doctors and midwives is a major obstacle to extending reproductive health care to Afghan women. The vast majority have no access to family planning, prenatal... Read more
17 August 2009
News
On 19 August 2009, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joins the rest of the humanitarian community in marking the first World Humanitarian Day. In the last decade, more than 700 humanitarian workers lost their... Read more
10 June 2009
News
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed “dismay” today at the rising death toll from yesterday’s suicide bombing of a hotel in north-west Pakistan, which killed members of the UNFPA humanitarian relief team, among... Read more
21 October 2005
News
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan-administered Kashmir — Bushra, 17, went into labour a few days after the earthquake struck, but the baby didn’t come. Two days later, her family managed to get her to the only functioning... Read more

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