As part of capacity development, WFP Country Director signing hand over document of newly constructed Humanitarian Response Facility to Government of Punjab. Photo: WFP/Amjad Jamal

WFP works closely with the Government on achieving the “Right to Food” for all Pakistanis

WFP is the largest international humanitarian agency providing food assistance in the country and, together with partners, has been closely collaborating with the Government of Pakistan at both federal and provincial levels to align its strategies with national priorities addressing food and nutrition security as well as enhance national disaster preparedness and response. WFP works closely with the Ministry of National Food Security and Research on achieving the “Right to Food” for all Pakistanis.

Overview

WFP Pakistan continues to build partnerships and coordinate interventions with the Government, UN agencies, NGOs and donors.  WFP co-leads the Food Security Cluster with FAO, and is part of the Cluster’s Cash and Voucher Working Group.  Under the One-UN Programme, WFP chairs the Information and Communications Technology working group as well as leads the Strategic Priority Area 6 (SPA-6), which addresses food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable, and is a member agency of the Strategic Priority Areas 3 focusing on enhancing national resilience to disasters, crises and external shocks.  The WFP-led Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications Clusters are on standby, ready to be activated in case of an emergency.

 

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries3,034,761
Beneficiary needs (mt)143,842
Beneficiary needs ($US)168,849,794