News release
30 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is redoubling its efforts to provide life-saving food assistance to 500,000 people affected by floods in five districts of Sindh by the end of September. Damage to roads, bridges and infrastructure in affected areas continues to challenge the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

20 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly scaling up its life-saving food distributions in the flood-hit areas of southern Pakistan to reach 500,000 people this month with general food rations and highly fortified, locally-produced foods designed to tackle undernutrition in young children.

16 September 2011

As further heavy rains threaten flood-affected areas of southern Sindh, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up life-saving food assistance to affected people. Poor weather conditions are complicating the delivery of essential relief assistance, as many roads are submerged.

11 September 2011

ISLAMABAD - The first convoy of trucks carrying food from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) arrived in Badin district on Sunday for distribution to thousands of households hit by flooding across Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.

11 January 2011

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the largest ever, one-off donation from the Government of Japan, amounting to US$ 196.6 million.  The donation will be used to provide urgently needed food and nutritional assistance to millions of the most vulnerable people in 20 countries in Asia and Africa and will also support logistics operations in eight countries where WFP is working.

8 November 2010

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$90 million donation from the United States which - combined with other recent donations - staves off ration cuts to an already debilitated population. It will be used to provide vital food assistance to more than 7 million Pakistanis affected by the recent devastating floods.

14 October 2010

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the Swedish government for pledging record levels of support in 2011 for programmes that provide food assistance to the most vulnerable people around the world.  Sweden’s contribution to WFP -- which is fully flexible and can be used to provide food assistance wherever it is needed most -- is expected to reach SEK 556 million in 2011, a 15 per cent increase on the 2010 contribution.

1 October 2010

ISLAMABAD – With severe flooding continuing in the south and increasing needs, WFP is preparing to scale up operations to flood-affected populations in October, with plans to reach 7.1 million people.

1 October 2010

ISLAMABAD – A helicopter contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver food assistance in flood-affected areas of Pakistan had to make a forced landing today in southern Sindh province. The incident took place during a mission to deliver high-energy biscuits to flood-affected populations.

17 September 2010

ROME –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged donors to provide additional financial support to meet urgent needs and help build the bridge between emergency food assistance and long term recovery in Pakistan.