UN Halts Development Projects in Northwest Pakistan

The United Nations has announced it will

in the northwest tribal areas and provinces of Pakistan, the Associated Press reports. The U.N. said the suspension was put into effect following threats to the country's security status. The U.N. also said it will focus on humanitarian relief, security operations and emergency situations in lieu of the stopped programs.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.