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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.

Nutrition
18 August 2010

Niger Food Drive Reaches Village On The Edge Of Survival

A massive feeding campaign in drought-stricken Niger is under way. It started in a small village east of the capital. Amont these who came to receive food rations for their families were Hadiza, a mother of four, and Shaibou, a grandfather of 50. For both the food was a life-saver. View video

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.

Students And Teachers
12 August 2010

WFP Celebrates International Youth Day

WFP is calling young people around the world to join the fight against hunger on 12 August for International Youth Day recognizing the next generation’s potential to solve the problems of today. The 2010 edition kicks off the International Year of Youth, 12 months of projects and events empowering the world's youth.

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
6 August 2010

Simulation Software Helps Aid Teams Prepare For Emergencies

A cutting-edge new software package is helping rapid response teams be ready when disaster strikes. Known as DeMist, the programme simulates a wide range of emergencies, pitting aid workers in the same situations they face while responding to real-life crises.

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