Hunger in the news

30 September 2011

A delegation of the World Food Programme (WFP) would visit the rain- and flood-affected areas of Sindh from Friday (today). WFP Deputy Executive Director for Operations Ramiro Lopez told Sindh Chief Secretary Raja Muhammad Abbas that the WFP has already initiated various relief programmes in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan.

30 September 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed full commitment to augment governmental efforts to extend support to the flood victims in the province. An official of WFP said that this was pointed out by Ramiro Lopes da Silva, WFP’s Deputy Executive Director in a meeting with the Sindh Chief Secretary, Raja Muhammad Abbas, here on Thursday.

30 September 2011

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed around 7,000 tonnes of monthly family food rations in the flood-affected region of Pakistan, Xinhua reported. The family food rations have been given to about 490,000 people since the start of food distribution in mid-September, the WFP announced here Friday.

29 September 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) has arranged seven boats to facilitate the flood victims, who are stuck up in the various areas, owing to flood in Sindh province. There is a water all around in some areas and people are stuck up in their localities. Some victims are even reluctant to leave their places without their livestock, WFP’s Spokesperson, Amjad Jamal said here on Wednesday.

29 September 2011

It’s been more than a month since the onset of monsoon and subsequent flooding, but relief organisations say thousands of villages remain inaccessible. Helicopters cannot be used to reach inaccessible areas because there is no space to land, said the World Food Programme spokesperson Amjad Jamal while talking to The Express Tribune.

29 September 2011

A technical team of the World Food Program (WFP) will begin a survey of rain and flood-hit areas of Sindh province from Friday to assess the immediate food needs of millions of the displaced families.

28 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday welcomed a crucial contribution of US$4 million from the Government of Japan, the first to be confirmed in support of WFP’s emergency response providing life-saving food assistance to victims of this year’s monsoon flooding in Pakistan’s Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

27 September 2011

Australian government on Tuesday announced $ 6 million to help provide relief to families affected by monsoon flooding in Sindh province. (..) Australia is already providing assistance through the World Food Programme, which is distributing more than 3,000 metric tonnes of wheat from existing stocks donated by Australia for emergency relief.

26 September 2011

Aid agencies are ramping up their efforts to help out hundreds of thousands of flood victims in Pakistan. (..) The UN World Food Program plans to feed more than two million people by October.

24 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly scaling up its life-saving food distributions in flood-hit areas to reach 500,000 people during this month with general food rations.The highly fortified, locally-produced foods designed to tackle undernutrition in young children, will also be distributed in flood-hit areas.WFP Acting Country Director, Dominique Frankefort said “Initial assessment data confirms what we feared that more than half of those affected by the monsoon floods, are critically short of food.”