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16 September 2011

Despite thousands still living in extremely unsanitary conditions – with stagnant water breeding swarms of insects – there are no indications yet of a significant outbreak of disease amongst the victims of this year’s floods in Sindh. (..) Of the 46 union councils in Badin, the presence of the World Food Programme (WFP) was witnessed in four. No representatives for UNHCR, Unicef or the International Organisation for Migration were seen.


16 September 2011

Pakistan's prime minister has canceled his trip to the United States to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly, in order to deal with widespread floods at home. (..) The United Nations World Food Program says it is rushing aid to Pakistan, after Prime Minister Gilani appealed to the international community for help.


16 September 2011

Over 5.5 million people have been affected by the flooding in Pakistan (consider how that's the same number of people who live in the Greater Toronto Area). The World Food Programme has been distributing food and water rations to those worst-hit by the flood, with emergency aid projected to be provided to about 500,000 people by the end of September.


15 September 2011

Country Manager, United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) Domink Frankfurt said on Wednesday that Pakistan would be provided full assistance to meet any emergency situation.


13 September 2011

Dreamers indeed have their unique ways of actualising their ambitions. (..)There are currently two mobile libraries set up in two vehicles donated by the World Food Program, in which volunteers of BSML visit schools turn by turn to teach schoolchildren how to read books.


13 September 2011

(..) Amjad Jamal, a spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP) says that the UN agency has provided - among other things - food packages to over 600 families of Badin, Sindh, one of the districts hardest hit by torrential rains.


13 September 2011

Pakistan called on the world Tuesday to speed up relief efforts after torrential rains exacerbated major floods, killing 270 people and making another 200,000 homeless in the south of the country. (..) The UN’s World Food Programme agency is working to provide emergency supplies to half a million people.


13 September 2011

(..) According to US officials, the U.S. government, as one of the largest international assistance donors, will also contribute to the provision of an additional 8,000 tents, 17,000 shelter kits, and food rations for 71,000 families through international partners such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and the World Food Program (WFP).


12 September 2011

(..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is moving rations to the Badin region in southern Sindh province for distributions early next week to half a million people, while the Government have provided over 512,000 food rations, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today, in a country still reeling from last year’s disastrous inundations, the worst in living memory.


9 September 2011

Relief work in Sindh is likely to gain momentum now as the provincial government officially requested the United Nations for assistance. A United Nations Development Programme base camp has been set up in Badin and a team from the World Food Programme is expected to arrive in a few days.