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12 January 2012

Public health experts have called for comprehensive plans and better coordination among various departments to improve the state of nutrition among children and women in Sindh (Pakistan), after a national nutritional survey report launched on Tuesday showed that food insecurity was the highest in the province. (..) They were speaking at a workshop organized in part by the Sindh health department. Besides Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmad, Secretary Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi and Special Secretary Dr. Suresh Kumar, representatives of the WHO, the WFP, and the UN Children’s Fund participated in the workshop.


12 January 2012

Public health experts have called for comprehensive plans and better coordination among various departments to improve the state of nutrition among children and women in Sindh (Pakistan), after a national nutritional survey report launched on Tuesday showed that food insecurity was the highest in the province. (..) They were speaking at a workshop organized in part by the Sindh health department. Besides Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmad, Secretary Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi and Special Secretary Dr. Suresh Kumar, representatives of the WHO, the WFP, and the UN Children’s Fund participated in the workshop.


12 January 2012

According to a survey conducted by National Nutritional Survey (NNS) in 2011, almost 58% of Pakistanis are food insecure. (..) A representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) said, “The situation has gone from bad to worse especially in Sindh where malnutrition and food insecurity among women and children has increased.”


12 November 2011

World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food ration to around 100,000 people daily in flood-affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Talking to this agency on Friday, WFP Programme Spokesperson Amjad Jamal said that WFP is planning to provide food to 2.5 million people in coming four months.


4 November 2011

A workshop titled "Role of Media for strengthening early warning system for floods and droughts" organised by Pakistan Meteorological Department in collaboration with World Food Programme (WFP) and Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP) was held at a local hotel here on today.


28 October 2011

World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a critical shortfall of US $109 million dollar for the floods operation in Sindh and Balochistan.


28 October 2011

The United Nations’ food agency, World Food Program (WFP), awaits wheat donations, promised by the government of Pakistan earlier this month, to meet critical needs of millions in the upcoming months.


24 October 2011

(..) Sixty-two year old Mohammed Nawaz, belonging to the farmers’ village, Sirajuddin Muhal, said that he being a mason built a new mud house few days before the rains started. Then the flood washed away everything, leaving just pillars there. Now, he said, they were lucky that a boat operation had been launched by the Pakistan Fisherfolk’s Forum (PFF) in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to facilitate the people of eight villages, which were still surrounded by water.


17 October 2011

The poor farmer was devoted to the lively three-year-old: "I was always picking him up and playing with him. (..) Parts of Sindh remain hostage to the floods. Our boat was carrying local men, returning from receiving aid at a United Nations World Food Programme distribution point.


17 October 2011

(..) UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran also stressed the fundamental role of women. Women are the secret weapon against hunger. They are a powerful force in the fight against malnutrition, she said. When women have food, children eat. When they are helped to grow food, communities eat. So, an important key to fighting hunger is to provide women with knowledge and skills, capital and tools, to help achieve food security for themselves, their family, and their community.