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14 Mar 2018 description
  1. Introduction: Global Context

There are an estimated 21.3 million refugees around the world (UNHCR, 2017), and many find themselves in an indeterminate state for years, unable to exercise the full range of rights they need to become self-sufficient and restart their lives. Refugees need practical and quick pathways to protection and solutions. This begins with quality education. Education is not only a fundamental right; it is one of the most valuable assets a refugee can have.

28 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

Has the UN made a difference in Pakistan? The results in this Annual Report confirm that we have. As the era of the Sustainable Development Goals dawns, we marked this new beginning with a fresh resolve to deliver better results for all the people of Pakistan. 2016 was a year of impressive progress.
Hand in hand with our partners, our collective achievements propelled us forward, towards stronger development outcomes across the country.

Delivering as One

13 Mar 2017 description


  • Umerkot and Sanghar received less or limited rainfall during 2016 monsoon compared to 2015, while Tharparkar received more rainfall in 2016 compared to 2015.

  • The rains were not timely and did not prove adequate for agriculture activities to the required extent resulting in less yield per acre compared to normal year in Tharparkar and Umerkot.

17 Aug 2016 description

STUNTING in Pakistan is a tragedy of epic proportions; a tragedy that we can, and and must, overcome. Nearly half of Pakistan’s children — 44pc — suffer from stunted growth (National Nutrition Survey 2011). This is the third highest number of stunted children in the world.

21 Jan 2015 description

New UN report calls for changes to legal environment to enhance HIV response in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and the National AIDS Control Programme of Pakistan, calls for adoption and revision of laws and policies to create a more effective national HIV response that will mitigate the impact of HIV and promote and protect the human rights of key populations and vulnerable groups.

20 Mar 2013 description

21 March 2013, Islamabad: The United Nations strongly condemns today’s bombing, targeting innocent civilians and aid workers in Jalozai camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nowshera.

We express our deep condolences and sympathy with the families of all those who lost their lives or were injured in the brutal terror attack, and is urging the Government to take immediate steps in order to ensure the safety and security of IDPs and humanitarian workers alike.

21 Dec 2012 description

Islamabad, 21 December 2012 - The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the United Nations in Pakistan signed today the One United Nations five year programme covering period from 2013 to 2017.

01 Nov 2012 description

Executive Summary

Developed over six months, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority/Provincial Disaster Management Authority (NDMA/PDMA), the MIRA is a common methodology for rapid assessment in an emergency. It is designed to identify strategic humanitarian priorities after the onset of an emergency within 72 hours according to a timeline and formula that calculates sample size to reliability limits of a 5 per cent margin of error and 95 per cent confidence interval.

21 Feb 2012 description

While the ravages of the disastrous floods of 2010 were still apparent, the 2011 monsoon season, which started with a normal rain pattern, intensified from 10 August onwards and triggered severe flooding in various regions of the country, most significantly in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. In the worst-hit areas, including some of those also affected by the floods in 2010, more rain fell in one month than in an average monsoon season.

28 Jul 2011 description

(Islamabad: 28 July 2010): One year ago Pakistan was hit by unprecedented monsoon rains and floods. Across the country the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee from their homes. The crisis took the lives of a confirmed 1,980 people and left an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian assistance.

17 Sep 2010 description

A publication of the Humanitarian Communication Group (HCG) - last updated on 17 September 2010 with the latest available information

The crisis at a glance

- An estimated 20.0 million persons affected, of whom an estimated 14 million in need of humanitarian aid

- An area of at least 160,000 km2 (larger than England) ravaged by floods; over 2.4 million hectares of crops lost

- Almost 1.9 million homes destroyed or damaged; at least 10 million people currently without shelter

- Initial activities of United Nations and partners, requiring $ 459.7 million, funded at 79.9% …

22 May 2009 description

[Islamabad, 22 May 2009] Fleeing from intensified insecurity in Pakistan's northwest provinces, some 1.7 million displaced people have been registered since early May and are now either living in relief camps or with host families.

07 Feb 2009 description

ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2009 - The United Nations, as part of the broader humanitarian response, has begun providing assistance to as many as 2000 families displaced because of the on-going military operation in Swat.

The assistance includes food supplies, shelter materials, clothing, kitchen utensils and water and sanitation facilities.

In this connection, 12 trucks loaded with food and non-food assistance that left Peshawar on Saturday (today) morning safely reached Mingora, on the outskirts of Swat Valley.

Thousands of families have been migrating from Swat where the military is …

04 Feb 2009 description

Executive Summary

The One Program is the central pillar in piloting UN Reform in Pakistan, with "Delivering as One" being the motto and ultimate objective of the Pilot. The pilot experiment is a reflection of the Government of Pakistan's effort at the highest level towards reforming for improved coherent development delivery.

27 Jun 2007 description

Tropical Cyclone Update

As per Pakistan Meteorological Department, it is the follow-up impact of the tropical cyclone that we have to contend with over the coming 12-18 hours, in terms of heavy to intermittent rains in the costal regions of Baluchistan with much focus on Kech district and going north to Khuzdar - Sibi. Though milder, the same pattern is likely to prevail in Sindh with Karachi having received cumulative 53 mm of rains. Intermittent rains in the coastal and upper regions of the province are anticpated.

26 Jun 2007 description

Tropical Cyclone Update

Pakistan Meteorological Department bulletin 1400 hours 26 June 07 refers:

- Cyclone has crossed Mekran coast near Ormara / Pasni at 1100 PST.

-Balochistan coastal regions likely to receive strong gusty winds and rainfall on 26 and possibly 27 June.

26 Jun 2007 description

Tropical Cyclone Update

Covers up to PMD bulletin at 0300 on 26 June 07

- Location 100 KM south of Karachi and moving in the NW direction

- Storm impact in Sindh is likely to ease from mid-day 26 June

- Likely to cross over to Balochistan coast with associated storm surge by 26 June evening.

25 Jun 2007 description

Report date: Monday, June 25, 2007 - 1900 Hrs

General Situation:

Following to first SITREP sent today, 25th June 2007 at 1300 Hrs, Pakistan Metrological Department has sent advisory for possible cyclone alert in Sindh and Balochistan areas of Pakistan.

The monsoon weather system (deep depression) over Indian Gujraat has entered North Arabian Sea and now lies at a distance of 150 KMs south of Karachi. It is likely to intensify in to a tropical cyclone during the next 6-12 hours.