UNICEF appeals for $1.6b to meet needs of children impacted by COVID-19

UNICEF is appealing for US$1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN-Habitat launches Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slum Response Programme

UN-Habitat has launched ‘Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slums Response Programme’ (PCUSRP) with the objective to prevent spread of COIVD-19 in urban slums.

Pakistan Army officer dies of coronavirus

An officer of the Pakistan Army has died of coronavirus while serving at Torkham border, the military announced late on Sunday night.

Private Schools Federation rejects govt decision to keep schools closed

The private schools have rejected the announcement of the federal government regarding keeping the schools closed till July 15.

US expands partnership with Pakistan to alleviate poverty during COVID-19

Ambassador Paul Jones discussed how the United States is expanding its partnership with Pakistan to alleviate poverty in the country.

New UN initiative to reduce plastic pollution from ASEAN cities

The ‘Closing the Loop’ project will support governments by addressing plastic waste pollution and leakages into the marine environment.
TNN highlights the disinformation around the covid19 in pakistan's tribal border region

Webinar on press freedom: TNN highlights coverage of COVID-19 in remote areas

The webinar was attended by more than 50 participants from civil society, media professionals, academia and diplomatic missions, says a press release.

Stranded people say PIA more interested in profit than safety of passengers

Coronavirus has put the whole humanity to test, particularly those who are stranded abroad and are missing their loved ones in their countries.

Over 13m kids didn’t get any vaccine even before COVID-19 outbreak: UNICEF

Millions of children are in danger of missing life-saving vaccines against measles, diphtheria and polio due to disruptions in immunization services.

Displaced and stateless women at heightened risk of gender-based violence: UNHCR

Around the world COVID-19 is taking lives but the virus is also inducing massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes.

Internet can’t be blocked in merged districts during lockdown: IHC

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has observed that internet service cannot be blocked in merged tribal districts even if there is lockdown or operation.

UNICEF and Microsoft launch learning platform address COVID-19 education crisis

UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. today announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected by COVID-19.