Pakistan Country content en Landmark Contribution From China Enables WFP To Assist 158,000 People In Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is grateful for a landmark contribution by China that will provide food and nutrition assistance to displaced people and returnee families in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Pakistan Asia Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:32:59 +0000 WFP 651668 at New WFP-NDMA Tool Ranks Vulnerability To Food Insecurity And Natural Hazards In Districts Of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – A new tool jointly launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan will support interventions related to food security and natural disasters in the country. Pakistan Asia Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:31:41 +0000 WFP 651510 at New Stunting Prevention Initiative Launched By Government Of Balochistan And WFP QUETTA – A new programme to prevent stunting among children in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the provincial government’s Planning and Development Department. The three-year project in Pishin district will provide nutrition support to more than 20,000 pregnant and nursing women, and children under five years of age. Pakistan Asia Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:11 +0000 WFP 651468 at WFP Launches Stunting Prevention Initiative In Kurram Agency, FATA PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Directorate of Health Services in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, has formally launched a programme to prevent stunting in the Kurram Agency of FATA. Stunting occurs when a child’s growth and development is impaired from poor nutrition. The effort aims to prevent chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age as well as in pregnant women and nursing mothers. In the Kurram Agency, stunting rates stand at 57.6 percent, which is alarmingly high and well above the global average. Pakistan Asia Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:06:56 +0000 WFP 651368 at Significant decline in numbers of people in FATA who are food insecure ISLAMABAD – The food security situation of returned households to their place of origin in Pakistan’s FATA Agencies has improved significantly since 2014, according to a new report released today. Pakistan Asia Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:58:33 +0000 WFP 651319 at WFP Welcomes Contribution From USA To Support Pakistanis In Need ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country. Contributions to WFP Pakistan Asia Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:21:13 +0000 WFP 651237 at Canada Funds Strategic Humanitarian Response Facility In Gilgit Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is constructing a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) –the northern area of Pakistan, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This will be the seventh HRF built in Pakistan as part of a strategic network of storage facilities to help the Government and humanitarian community better prepare for and respond to disasters. Pakistan Asia Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:23:35 +0000 WFP 651197 at First Cash Assistance To Secondary Girl Students Using Biometrics In Fata FATA - The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its first cash-based assistance for secondary school girls in Pakistan and is using biometric attendance data for the first time as part of its support to the FATA Secretariat education programme. Cash and Vouchers Pakistan Cash and Vouchers Wed, 24 May 2017 08:10:49 +0000 WFP 651172 at WFP in Emergency Assistance to Afghanistan’s Returnees As Afghanistan struggles with growing numbers of returnees from Pakistan and people displaced internally by conflict, the World Food Programme has launched a nine-month operation to provide emergency food and cash. Since July  the number of returning refugees – some with identity papers, others without – has increased dramatically: thousands are now crossing the border every day at the main entry point of Torkham, in eastern Afghanistan. Overall, more than one million people are forecast to be on the move across the country by the end of the year.  Afghanistan Pakistan English Middle East Video stories Emergencies Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:01:52 +0000 WFP 651150 at Community Based Disaster Risk Management And School Safety Programmes Launched In Balochistan QUETTA - The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) - Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and School Safety programmes. Pakistan Asia Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:02:39 +0000 WFP 651081 at