27 October 2005
25 October 2005
Just over two weeks after the earthquake in north-eastern Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, WFP warns that blocked roads, snow and a lack of funding could create a death trap for tens of thousands of people who survived
25 October 2005
WFP chief urges more donor support, while on 3-day visit to Japan.
21 October 2005
Funding shortfall as relief operations in Pakistan continue. WFP says that with fast action from donors, unnecessary deaths and suffering could be avoided among earthquake victims.
19 October 2005
18 October 2005
The Executive Director of WFP, James Morris, says that the logistical challenge of reaching the hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of assistance after the 8 October earthquake is one of the toughest the aid world has ever faced and warns that time is running out.
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
- 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