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30 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The South Asia region is prone to flooding, landslides, droughts and earthquakes, and faces a number of protracted conflicts and related internal and cross-border population displacement. By the end of March 2017, the refugee return crisis from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan – brought about by the obligatory or forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from both Pakistan and Iran to their country of origin – will affect an estimated 1.5 million people, 60 per cent of whom are children under 18.

26 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to the first trend report for ACLED Asia. In these periodic publications, the ACLED Asia team will discuss and analyze the real-time conflict event trends that are occurring throughout South and South-East Asia. ACLED Asia will release real-time data for eleven states with various conflict profiles. These states include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam,
Thailand and Myanmar. See Figure 1. Data for January and February 2015 are now available from the CEPSA website and the ACLED website.

09 Dec 2011 description

On the occasion of the annual International Human Rights Day, held on December 10, 2011, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is releasing reports on the human rights situations in ten Asian countries: Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Sri Lanka. In 2011, the AHRC has witnessed the continuing widespread use of torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings by state agents, serious clampdowns on the freedom of expression, and attacks on human rights defenders.

12 Oct 2010 description

Introduction

Floods. Tropical storms. Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Landslides. Droughts. Disasters are a part of everyday life and they are increasing.

Nowhere are they increasing faster and with greater ferocity than in Asia Pacific, the world's most disaster-prone region where, on average, 40 per cent of the globe's "natural" catastrophe occurs. Witness such events as 2010's Pakistan superflood, 2009's ravaging typhoons in the Philippines, or 2008's Cyclone Nargis and Sichuan earthquake.

26 Aug 2010 description

As the number of people significantly affected by the catastrophic floods in Pakistan climbed to an estimated 17.2 million, the United Nations was scaling up relief operations, John Holmes, outgoing Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said today during a Headquarters news conference.

"This is a disaster of unprecedented scale in terms of the number of people affected and the geographical area affected," he said, calling the situation "extremely challenging".

He said the deadly floods, triggered by torrential monsoon …

02 Jul 2009 description

Being in the frontline of the war against Islamic extremists has put people under severe risk in Pakistan which leads a global ranking of countries where the threat to civilian life has risen the most in 2009, Minority Rights Group International says as it launches its annual global 'Peoples Under Threat' ranking.

Pakistan is the most significant riser in the ranking compared to the last year and is now placed sixth.

25 Jun 2009 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAMME

STANDING COMMITTEE
45th Meeting

11 Jun 2009 description

SG/SM/12306

La grippe A(H1N1), les changements climatiques, le processus de paix au Moyen-Orient, le Sri Lanka, le Pakistan et la République populaire démocratique de Corée (RPDC) ont été au centre de la conférence de presse mensuelle que le Secrétaire général de l'ONU a donnée aujourd'hui au Siège de l'ONU à New York.

Parvenu à mi-mandat, Ban Ki-moon a émis l'espoir qu'il serait jugé « sur ses actes et non sur la rhétorique » et souligné qu'un soutien politique et financier constant de la part des États Membres lui était nécessaire pour réaliser les objectifs …

11 Jun 2009 description

SG/SM/12306

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to our monthly press conference.

As you know, the World Health Organization has now indicated that the world is experiencing an influenza pandemic caused by the new H1N1 virus.

It has, therefore, elevated its alert to Phase 6.

Let me stress: this is a formal statement about the geographic spread of disease.

It is not in itself a cause for alarm. Though infectious, this new virus has so far not been as severe as had been feared and death rates have been low.

But ... we must be watchful.