10 Facts About Hunger In Pakistan

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Pakistan. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

1) Pakistan ranks 77th out of 109 on the Global Food Security Index.

2) Six out of 10 Pakistanis  are food insecure.

3) Food insecurity persists although food production is sufficient to feed all Pakistanis.

4) Almost half of women and children under five years of age are malnourished.

5) In 2015, WFP assisted over 3.6 million people.

6) In 2015, WFP assisted nearly 420,000 moderately acute malnourished children and nearly 360,000 pregnant women and nursing mothers. 

7) WFP provided nearly a quarter of a million students with on-site rations of high energy biscuits and take-home rations of fortified vegetable oil in schools across six Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) agencies.

8) WFP has been a partner of the Pakistani government for almost half a century. 

9) The Government of Pakistan is the second largest donor to WFP operations in the country, after the United States.

10) Agriculture is vital to Pakistan: it employs almost half the work force and contributes over a fifth of GDP.

Learn more about hunger and malnutrition from WFP's comprehensive list of Facts About Hunger and Malnutrition.