Hunger in the news

11 October 2011

International Organization for Migration (IOM) has set up a relief camp for 200 flood-displaced families in Sindh province’s Shaheed Benazirabad district, following a request from local authorities. (..) The UN World Food Program (WFP) provided each family with a one-month ration. The district administration will provide security.

10 October 2011

(..) In view of the logistical complexities in the transportation and distribution of such a large volume of food items which require, among other resources, the use of over 25 large grain container ships, the government of Brazil has maintained its policy of relying on the expertise of the United Nations World Food Programme - WFP for that undertaking.

8 October 2011

A senior official from the World Food Program warns floods in Pakistan will continue to wreak havoc on the population if disaster prevention strategies are not enacted. The World Food Program’s executive director for operations, Ramiro Lopez da Silva, says regions such as Sindh province are suffering from years of neglect and lack of development. He says this makes them particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.

7 October 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme says the increase in prices of food items and effects of floods have negatively impacted on food security in Pakistan.

4 October 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) has so far distributed food items among 550,000 people in five flood affected districts of Sindh.In October the number will reach 2.5 million people, who will have been provided food and other relief items.This was stated by Deputy Executive Director for Operations of WFP Ramiro Lopes Da Silva, while briefing President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday.He was accompanied by Acting Country Director Dominique Frankefrot and other WFP officials.

4 October 2011

World Food Programme (WFP) has so far reached out to 550,000 people in five flood affected districts by distributing food items among them. In October the number would reach to 2.5 million people who have been provided food and other relief items.

4 October 2011

The United Nations warned on Monday that the international community had failed to respond to the latest flooding crisis in Pakistan, leaving three million people in urgent need of food handouts. (..) “Somehow the present flooding and the humanitarian impact of the present flooding has not yet picked the interest, the focus of the world,” said Ramiro Lopes da Silva, deputy executive director of the World Food Program (WFP).

3 October 2011

The United Nations has warned that humanitarian agencies are running out of resources to assist those affected by floods in Sindh, even as the need for basic items, shelter and health services increases among more than five million affected people. (..) The World Food Programme plans to increase deliveries in October to cover 2.55 million people in Sindh and Balochistan over the next four months.

2 October 2011

The sight before us is not a pretty one at all. Millions of people, notably in the province of Sindh, are in desperate need of help after floods which according to the UN displaced 1.8 million, killed 415 destroyed over a million houses and swept away crops over 2.16 million acres. (..) The UN agencies and other groups on the ground are doing what they can; food supplies are being provided by the World Food Programme and Unicef is offering clean drinking water and sanitation facilities.

2 October 2011

The United Nations (UN) wants Asian governments to ramp up their investments in disaster risk reduction to curb and prevent the floods ravaging a number of Asian countries, the international organization said over the weekend. (..) Pakistan is also enduring severe floods, now for the second year in a row. The World Food Programme reports that the floods in this country have affected 5.4 million people, destroyed 73 percent of the harvest, and killed 36 percent of the livestock in flooded areas