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Responding to Emergencies
10 September 2010

Private Donors Come Through For Victims Of Pakistan Floods

After a huge show of support following the January earthquake in Haiti, WFP’s corporate partners are now responding to the needs of flood victims in Pakistan. By making donations, mobilising employees or putting their assets at WFP’s disposal, companies are doing their part.

Responding to Emergencies
8 September 2010

Pakistan Op In Full Swing, Says Telecoms Team Leader

Six weeks after arriving in flood-stricken Pakistan, the head of WFP’s emergency IT unit, Dane Novarlic, says telecoms are up and running smoothly. But damaged roads, security concerns and constantly changing conditions are keeping his team on their toes as the operation continues.

Responding to Emergencies
6 September 2010

Young Pakistan Flood Victims Look To Future

Punjab, one of the heaviest populated regions in Pakistan, was among the hardest hit by the floods. After losing their homes in the disaster, three families are now living together in an old school house. One of the kids in the group is Shanza, who has clear ideas about her future.

Responding to Emergencies
31 August 2010

“Triple Threat” Unfolding In Pakistan, Says WFP Chief

The loss of seeds, crops and incomes are the three threats for Pakistan now, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Tuesday after visiting one of the areas hit by devastating flooding. She called on the world to support Pakistan through the current crisis. View video

Nutrition
30 August 2010

Pakistan: Special Foods Help Flood Family Fight Malnutrition

Amid growing concerns about disease and malnutrition among the millions of Pakistanis displaced by catastrophic flooding, WFP is providing nutritious ready-to-use foods designed to stem child malnutrition. The province of Sindh – which already had some of the worst nutrition indicators before the disaster – is particularly at risk.

Responding to Emergencies
27 August 2010

Pakistan: Family Waits By Roadside For Floods To Recede

WFP video producer Marco Frattini is currently in Punjab, “the land of five rivers,” where epic floods have laid waste to millions of acres of farmland. In this video, he meets Moreed, whose family is living in a tent on the side of the road as they wait for the waters to recede. Watch video

Responding to Emergencies
26 August 2010

Pakistan: Food Aid Means Fresh Bread For Homeless Families

After floodwaters washed over her home in the Sindh district of southern Pakistan, Menaz and her family sought refuge in the Sukkur camp for flood victims where WFP is providing them with nutritionally enriched wheat to make bread, oil, and high-energy biscuits tailored to her children’s nutritional needs.

Responding to Emergencies
22 August 2010

Pakistan: WFP Steps Up Airlifts To Reach Stranded Flood Victims

As floodwaters continue to wreak havoc across Pakistan, hundreds of thousands of people have been cut off from help. WFP is stepping up airlifts of food and supplies for these isolated communities and bringing in more helicopters. Three new ones arrived on Sunday.

Responding to Emergencies
17 August 2010

WFP Battling To Reach Pakistan Flood Victims

WFP is fighting to overcome the weather, devastated infrastructure and the sheer scale of human need in providing food aid to as many as six million victims of the recent floods in Pakistan. Trucks, helicopters and even mules are being used to transport food around the country and reach those cut off from help.

Responding to Emergencies
17 August 2010

Pakistan Flood Victims “Left With Nothing”

“We never knew this rain would make us homeless – we are literally left with nothing,” says Shabbir Ahmed, a father of nine forced to flee the worst floods anyone in Punjab can remember. WFP is providing food to thousands of families like his as they wait for the waters to recede.

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