News Focus: Pakistan floods

Millions have now been driven from their homes by the floods in Pakistan. More photos

Key resources:

UN response


· Statements

· Spokesperson's statements

· Press articles:

- Pakistan Needs Our Help, Now

General Assembly

· Special session:

- 20 Aug. '10 | 19 Aug. '10

· President's press statement

Press briefings by UN Officials

· Briefings

Relief effort


UN agency distributes food aid in northwestern Pakistan


The UN acted immediately to mobilize an emergency response effort involving a wide range of UN agencies, programmes and offices to bring relief to the stricken country.

UN aid agencies

Children - UNICEF

Development - UNDP

Food - FAO | WFP

Health - WHO

Humanitarian Coordination - OCHA

  - ReliefWeb

Population - UNFPA

Refugees - UNHCR

Everything I saw and heard today confirmed that this disaster is far from over… People are worried about the future – for many of them even when the waters recede, they will have nothing to go back to. A lot has been done, but there is much more to do.

Remarks by UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos during Pakistan visit, Dec. ‘10


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Related press briefings

Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on Need to Scale up Aid Funding for Pakistan Flooding Victims

Press Conference by Pakistan on Flood Relief Effort

Press Conference on Pakistan Flooding by United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator

Related press releases

Secretary-General Calls for Continued Solidarity in Support of Disaster Management, Risk Reduction in Pakistan in Light of Recent Flooding

Secretary-General, at Weekend High-level Meeting on Pakistan Flooding, Calls for Urgent Response to Revised Emergency Plan

Flood-Ravaged Pakistan Facing Many Humanitarian Crises at Once, Secretary-General Says at Launch of United Nations $2 Billion Revised Appeal for Disaster Relief