17 October 2005
With helicopters grounded by low cloud, rain and snow and many roads still blocked by landslides, WFP begins using packhorses and mules to bring emergency rations to survivors of the 8 October earthquake in remote mountain areas in Pakistan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir
15 October 2005
TNT Airways teams up with its partner, WFP, to deliver emergency food rations to the survivors of the 8 October earthquake in Pakistan
14 October 2005
WFP today began expanding its food distributions to mountain villages near the epicentre of last Saturday’s earthquake.
13 October 2005
Speaking on the occasion of World Food Day on 16 October, the Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, said that by the end of the day 6,241,512 people will have already died of hunger and related diseases so far this year
13 October 2005
WFP begins handing out emergency food rations to thousands of desperate people in Muzaffarabad, the city worst hit by 8 October’s huge earthquake.
10 October 2005
WFP is beginning a major airlift of emergency relief supplies to Pakistan for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake, which killed some 20,000 people and left hundreds of thousands more homeless and destitute.
10 September 2005
As the massive scale of the earthquake disaster that has struck Pakistan, northern India and Afghanistan becomes apparent, WFP mobilises urgent relief.
12 August 2005
The heads of three of the largest UN agencies – UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP – call upon negotiators at the World Trade Organization to protect food aid donations through the United Nations to cope with emergencies and feed vulnerable groups.
12 March 2005
The head of WFP says the agency can guarantee winter food supplies for hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in remote high-altitude villages in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
- U.N. Says Pakistan Has Food 'Emergency', but Donors Look Elsewhere Source: The New York Times / Reuters
- Energy crisis compounds Pakistan's woes Source: Al Jazeera
- Pakistan: Inflation hits food security Source: IRIN
- Pakistan's Fata area reports significant increase in school enrolment Source: The Guardian
- Low Indus river flows threaten crops Source: Alertnet