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School Meals
3 May 2012

Pakistan: School Safety Programme Helps Communities Be Better Prepared During Disasters

Pakistan is frequently confronted with a range of natural disasters, in particular floods, earthquakes, droughts and cyclones.

11 April 2012

Pakistan: Six Months After The Flood, Mir Zadi Is Fully Engrossed In Rebuilding Her Life

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.


 

Responding to Emergencies
26 October 2011

Pakistan: Family Relies On Food Aid Until Flood Waters Subside

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.

Students And Teachers
10 October 2011

The Food Price Rollercoaster

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.

NB. This infographic has been updated. Go to new version

Climate Change
14 September 2011

Flood-hit Families in Pakistan’s Sindh Province Get Emergency Food Rations

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.

Preventing Hunger
28 July 2011

A Year After Floods, Pakistan Families Get Back On Their Feet

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.

WFP Ambassadors
1 April 2011

New Ambassador ‘Strombo’ Reports On Hunger In Pakistan

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. 

First time here
25 February 2011

Enterprising Girl Feeds 2,800 Kids In Pakistan

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.

Nutrition
17 February 2011

Homespun Response To Malnutrition Deployed In Pakistan

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

Responding to Emergencies
25 January 2011

Pakistan: 6 Months On, Food Aid Helps To Power Flood Recovery

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.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide