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.
11 March 2005
WFP announces that an MI-26, the world’s largest helicopter, has started flying relief supplies into areas hit hardest by the 8 October earthquake,
- 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