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Responding to Emergencies
10 August 2010

IT Team Leader Says Tough Job Ahead In Pakistan

In disaster situations, where huge relief operations have to be mobilized overnight, WFP’s crack IT unit, the FITTEST team pride themselves on being the first on the ground. Dane Novarlic, who recently arrived in flood-wracked Pakistan, explains what his team is up against and why their mission is so important.

Responding to Emergencies
4 August 2010

Who Are The Victims Of The Floods In Pakistan?

The floods in Northwestern Pakistan have befallen one of the most volatile areas in the world where over one million people were already in flight from turmoil along the Afghan border. WFP Pakistan Spokesman Amjad Jamal explains what these floods have meant for them and what WFP is doing to help the scores of other people affected.

Food For Assets
25 May 2010

Pakistan: Woman Farmer Curbs Hunger Cycle With Food Aid

Bakhtawar Mai turned in a great harvest this year, which means she finally grew enough food to feed her family. This was possible because a little food aid at the right time enabled her to cover her immediate food needs and, at the same time, buy enough seeds for the year ahead.

Aid professionals
17 November 2009

Ban Ki-moon Honours WFP Staff Killed In Pakistan Bombing

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended a commemoration ceremony at WFP headquarters on Monday to remember the five men and women who died last month in a bomb blast in Pakistan. He once again condemned the "senseless" attack.

17 October 2009

Pakistan: Five Dedicated Humanitarians

The softly-spoken finance officer, the veteran ICT expert, the young staff assistant preparing training documents, the receptionist everyone loved for her smile and the meticulous finance assistant she was talking to -- these were the victims of the October 5 bomb at WFP HQ in Islamabad.

Responding to Emergencies
13 October 2009

Slain WFP Staff Honoured At Memorial Ceremony

Friends, colleagues and diplomats gathered on Tuesday to honour the World Food Programme staff members slain and injured in the suicide attack on the WFP headquarters in Islamabad on 5 October. Their work should not be dangerous, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Statement
5 October 2009

Statement On Explosion At WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Five people working for WFP were killed in what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the WFP offices in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Monday. A number of injured are being treated in hospital.
Responding to Emergencies
16 July 2009

Pakistan: With Food For Family, Mother Ready For Journey Home

Zeenat is going home. After three months in a camp for displaced people, she and her family are returning to the town they fled amid the recent upsurge in fighting in northern Pakistan. They don’t know what they will find. But whatever it is, WFP food rations will help them face it and begin again.

Responding to Emergencies
2 July 2009

Pakistan: WFP Helps Returnee Family Begin Anew

Mohammed Gulab and his family are among the relatively few Pakistanis who have been able to return to their homes in the northern regions affected by fighting over the last year. WFP is now distributing food to them and other returnee families so they can begin again.

Responding to Emergencies
25 June 2009

Camp Cooking Stoves Help Hungry In Pakistan

As WFP delivers food assistance to more than 2 million people affected by conflict in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, some families are getting the opportunity to cook their own food in new kitchens that have been set up in places like Yar Hussein camp in Swabi.

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