3 May 2012
Pakistan is frequently confronted with a range of natural disasters, in particular floods, earthquakes, droughts and cyclones.
11 April 2012
The first convoy of trucks carrying food from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help people affected by the 2011 monsoon floods had arrived in early September 2011. Badin district in Sindh was the first to receive the assistance, that was consequently distributed to 2.5 million people in the worst affected districts in Sindh and Balochistan.
26 October 2011
Amena is one of the millions of people who saw their homes and land submerged by water during the monsoon floods which hit southern Pakistan two months ago. She and her family are reliant on WFP food aid as they wait for flood water to evaporate, so they can start to plant crops again.
10 October 2011
Want to understand how high food prices really are? And how they're affecting the world's poor? Take a look at this infographic, which also underlines how hikes in food prices mean the poorest families have to make painful savings in areas such as health and schooling for their children.
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14 September 2011
Mir Zadi and her family are among the over 5.3 million people who have hit by the latest floods to hit Sindh in southern Pakistan. They, like many of the flood victims, have already received WFP emergency food rations. Initial distributions will see 500,000 of the worst affected people receive a one-month ration.
28 July 2011
One year ago, torrential monsoon rains unleashed a wave of flooding across Pakistan in what would become the worst natural disaster in its history. In response, WFP mounted a huge relief operation to assist over 8.7 million people. Today, flood victims are getting back on their feet with the help of food-based programmes designed to help them rebuild.
1 April 2011
Canadian journalist and TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos wanted to see WFP’s work in the field before he agreed to be an Ambassador Against Hunger for the organization. So he went to flood-stricken Pakistan to learn all he could. His experiences are the subject of a TV special broadcast on Friday night.
25 February 2011
After learning that families in Pakistan had been driven from their homes by flooding, 9-year-old Emilie decided that she wanted to help. So she started selling lemonade and gave a speech at a local church. In just a few days, Emilie had raised US $700—enough to feed some 2,800 children in Pakistan.
17 February 2011
An innovative new food product made entirely in Pakistan is helping to protect the youngest of that country’s flood victims from malnutrition. Made from locally grown chickpeas, Wawa Mumshows that supplying technical knowhow can be the key to finding local solutions to malnutrition. Watch video
25 January 2011
WFP is currently delivering food assistance to around 5.2 million people affected by last year’s floods in Pakistan. That assistance increasingly takes the form of support for projects that rebuild bridges, roads and other important community assets.
- 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
- 17 October 2012 WFP's Response To Pakistan Floods