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Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security and Rebuilding Social Cohesion

Operation ID: 200250

This operation has expired on 31 December 2015

The recent decline in food security and nutrition indicators in Pakistan is partly attributable to the impact of security operations in the north west, natural disasters and rising food prices. The rehabilitation of millions of displaced people is yet to be achieved. Food insecurity and undernutrition must be addressed to enable economic growth and stability.

The goals of protracted relief and recovery operation 200250 are to enhance food security and nutrition among vulnerable populations, support the Government in building social cohesion in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and stabilize nutritional status in the most food-insecure districts. The recovery component will introduce supplementary feeding to prevent stunting and micronutrient deficiencies in one district of Sindh Province. Community-based disaster risk reduction and response interventions will be implemented in the most hazard-prone and food-insecure locations. The Government’s disaster risk management capacities will be enhanced through the United Nations joint programme.

WFP will provide fortified foods, locally produced foods and cash transfers. The latter will account for a growing proportion of WFP’s transfers during the operation, but cash-based programming is limited by insecurity and capacity constraints, particularly in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas where most activities will be implemented.