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ED - E.Cousin
11 July 2013

Blog From Pakistan—A Lesson In Resilience

On her recent visit to Pakistan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin travelled to the Swat Valley, where breath-taking mountain views belie the humanitarian toll of natural disasters and conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan. In her latest blog from the field, Cousin describes how families are learning to protect themselves from hunger as they rebuild their lives.

Climate Change
14 June 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 3!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Preventing Hunger
21 May 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest 2!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Nutrition
29 March 2013

WFP Asia "Keys To Solving Hunger" Films Trivia Contest!

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

12 February 2013

Feedback Desk Gives Pakistan Families A Voice In Food Aid

A new feedback desk in Pakistan has opened a direct line between WFP and the people who depend on it for food assistance. In just a few short years, the service has already evolved into an essential part of WFP’s work in the country, informing its operations on the ground while making the agency more accountable to the people it serves.

Nutrition
10 October 2012

Communities In Pakistan Battle With Mother Nature

A third successive year of flooding in Pakistan has hit millions of people already suffering from high food prices, malnutrition and poverty.

10 August 2012

Anwar Gul, Programme Officer, Pakistan

Anwar is head of WFP's sub-office in the northern Pakistan region of Swat. As a programme officer he oversees most of the organisation's activities in the area. These include school meals, Food-for-Work and nutrition programmes. Anwar's job involves a lot of coordinating with local administrations, which are of course involved in the planning and implementation of the programmes.

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.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide