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Some 500,000 homes and temples across Ne New York, May 27 (IBNS): As teams of trekkers and Nepalese sherpas are now reaching remote, high-altitude villages with humanitarian aid, a senior United Nations development official on Tuesday drew attention to the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction needs of more than 500,000 homes and cultural heritage sites in the rural areas. 27-May-2015
Nepal: UN races humanitarian relief to q New York, May 26 (IBNS): Marking one month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal killing thousands and devastating large swathes of the country's Kathmandu valley, the United Nations relief arm is continuing to intensify its humanitarian operations as it supports national and local authorities with critical life-saving efforts. 26-May-2015
Pakistan: 3 killed in blast targeting Pr Quetta, May 25 (IBNS): At least three people were killed and a dozen injured as an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside a local restaurant in Balochistan's industrial city Hub in Pakistan on Sunday night. 25-May-2015
Pakistan: 3 killed in blast Peshawar, May 23 (IBNS): A blast in Pakistan's North Waziristan area killed at least three security personnel on Saturday, media reports said. 23-May-2015
Nepal: UN underscores need to act before New York, May 22 (IBNS): As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics. 22-May-2015
Four killed in Kabul explosion Kabul, May 19 (IBNS): An explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul city killed four people and left more than 20 other injured here on Tuesday, media reports said. 19-May-2015
Kabul explosion kills 4 Kabul, May 19 (IBNS): At least four people were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, media reports said. 19-May-2015
Afghanistan: Explosion rocks Kabul Kabul, May 19 (IBNS) An explosion rocked the parking area of Ministry of Justice in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Tuesday, media reports said. 19-May-2015
UNESCO chief condemns killing of Banglad New York, May 19 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide on Monday voiced grave concern about the safety of citizen journalists in Bangladesh following the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on 12 May. 19-May-2015
3 killed in Kabul suicide attack targett Kabul, May 17 (IBNS): At least three people were killed including a foreign soldier as a suicide bomber targetted foreign forces' convoy near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan's Kabul on Sunday morning, media reports said. 17-May-2015
Ban urging UN to help Nepal build back b New York, May 16 (IBNS): Over the past three weeks, the lives of eight million Nepalese people has been “changed beyond recognition,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, as he called on the international community to rally in support of the country and invest for the long haul so that it can sustain itself as it recovers and rebuilds from a devastating earthquake. 16-May-2015
Afghan Taliban claims responsibility of Kabul, May 14 (IBNS): The Afghan Taliban on Thursday claimed responsibility for Wednesday's terror attack in Kabul which left 14 people dead in the country, media reports said. 14-May-2015
Nepal’s emergency preparedness saved l New York, May 14 (IBNS): The emergency preparedness efforts implemented by the Government of Nepal over the past 15 years have ensured that key elements of the health sector remained ready and able to function during the recent earthquake that devastated large swathes of the mountainous country, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 14-May-2015
Ban condemns terrorist act in Pakistan o New York, May 14 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest possible terms” Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Pakistan which left dozens dead and many others injured, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed. 14-May-2015
As powerful new quake hits Nepal, UN rac New York, May 13 (IBNS): A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal on Tuesday killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand people and devastated much of the country’s infrastructure. 13-May-2015
Bangladesh: Another blogger killed Dhaka, May 12 (IBNS) Unknown attackers on Tuesday hacked to death a blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, media reports said. 12-May-2015
Nepal: UN and relief agencies race again New York, May 12 (IBNS): Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country's most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced. 12-May-2015
Three fresh tremors jolt Nepal, death to Kathmandu, May 10 (IBNS): Three fresh tremors rocked Nepal on Sunday triggering panic among the locals after the Himalayan nation witnessed a massive earthquake on Apr 25, resulting in the killing of over 8000 people. 10-May-2015
Pakistan: Doctor shot dead in Karachi Karachi, May 9 (IBNS): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor near his clinic in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, media reports said. 09-May-2015
UN agency report documents alarming surg New York, May 9 (IBNS): The number of irregular migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal has almost doubled over the past year amid a dangerous uptick in human smuggling and trafficking across the region, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency. 09-May-2015
Nepal: UN agency stresses funding needs New York, May 9 (IBNS): Two weeks after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal¸ the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that “severe logistical challenges” are getting in the way of aid reaching hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the country’s hardest-hit areas. 09-May-2015
Pakistan chopper crash kills 7, Taliban Islamabad, May 8 (IBNS): Local Taliban has claimed responsibility of the helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, which left at least seven people, including Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen, killed. 08-May-2015
Pakistan chopper crash kills 7 Islamabad, may 8 (IBNS): At least seven people, including Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen, were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, reports said. 08-May-2015
Ambassadors of Norway, Philippines kille Islamabad, May 8 (IBNS) Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen along with several others were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, said reports. 08-May-2015
Nepal: WHO calls for efforts to boost he New York, may 8 (IBNS): Amid continuing relief efforts throughout Nepal, the threat of disease increasingly hangs over the earthquake-stricken nation as the country's water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure struggles to recover from the 7.8 magnitude tremor, an official with the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. 08-May-2015
Afghanistan: Khost blast injures 9 Khost, May 7 (IBNS): At least nine people, including six policemen, were injured in a blast in Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, media reports said. 07-May-2015
Nepal: UN labour agency set to ramp up o New York, May 7 (IBNS): The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal two weeks ago is expected to impact one third of the country’s labour force, the Kathmandu office of the United Nations agency mandated to promote jobs and workplace rights worldwide warned on Wednesday. 07-May-2015
UNICEF, EU begin airlift of 80 metric to New York, May 6 (IBNS): Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the disaster. 06-May-2015
Nepal: UN official warns ‘clock is tic New York, May 5 (IBNS): The global humanitarian community is fighting against the clock as it delivers critical relief to Nepal’s most devastated communities, a top United Nations official said on Monday as she urged international donors to step up their support. 05-May-2015
Peshawar: Passenger van crashes into sho Peshawar, May 4 (IBNS): A passenger van crashed into a shop located on Charsadda Road in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Monday which left at least five people killed, media reports said. 04-May-2015
Afghanistan: Suicide attack on AGO's sta Kabul, May 4 (IBNS) A suicide attack targeting Attorney General's staff vehicle on Monday killed a person while injured 15 others here, media reports said. 04-May-2015
Nepal: WHO expands support to areas cut New York, May 4 (IBNS): In a major step to boost the health-care assistance to earthquake survivors in Nepal who have been unreachable since last week's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday announced it is setting up a new field office in the remote, mountainous Gorkha district, considered to be near the epicentre of the quake. 04-May-2015
105-year-old rescued in Nepal Kathmandu, May 3 (IBNS) Four people, including a 105-year-old have been rescued from underneath the rubble in earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday , media reports said. 03-May-2015
Afghanistan road mishap kills 18 Kabul, May 3 (IBNS): A road mishap on Sunday killed at least 18 people in Afghanistan's western Badghis province, media reports said. 03-May-2015
Pakistan: 12 militants killed in airstri Peshawar,May 2 (IBNS) At least 12 militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by military jets in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, media reports said on Saturday. 02-May-2015
Nepal earthquake: Govt. rules out findin Kathmandu, May 2 (IBNS) The Nepal government has ruled out finding more survivors from the rubble of the earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation last week. 02-May-2015
Nepal: UN official urges continued fundi New York, May 2 (IBNS): Emergency funding for relief efforts are streaming into Nepal as the country begins to recover from last Saturday’s devastating earthquake, the top United Nations humanitarian official said on Friday as she urged the international community to increase its support for the landlocked Himalayan nation. 02-May-2015
Pakistan: 27 militants killed Islamabad, May 1 (IBNS): Security forces in Pakistan have killed 27 militants in the country's Khyber Agency areas in the past 24 hours, officials said. 01-May-2015
Nepal earthquake's impact on food securi New York, May 1 (IBNS): Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. 01-May-2015
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