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7 May 2015

LAHORE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Punjab Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) today inaugurated the fourth humanitarian response facility for Pakistan in Lahore, in the presence of Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Major General Asghar Nawaz NI (M), Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Lola Castro, WFP Representative in Pakistan.

Droughts, Floods
7 January 2015

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun projects to improve livelihoods and reduce communities’ susceptibility to disasters in Tharparkar, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts of Sindh, thanks to a grant of US$2.78 million from the government of Australia. Around 13,200 families will receive cash payments for participation in disaster risk reduction activities.


22 December 2014

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has led a mission of international humanitarian and development partners to Jalozai camp and Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to witness food distributions and nutrition support. Among the participants were representatives from the governments of Australia, France and Norway.


29 July 2014

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) has extended its agreement with the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), an NGO dedicated to eliminating vitamin and mineral deficiencies, in order to continue its food fortification programme and to advocate for the need to address micronutrient-related malnutrition among the people of Pakistan.


3 July 2014

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$6.7 million from the Government of Canada for nutrition, school feeding and relief activities in Pakistan.


26 June 2014

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rapidly scaling up food distributions aiming to reach approximately half a million recently displaced people from North Waziristan. Since the start of food distributions on Sunday, 22 June, WFP has   provided 15-day food rations more than 4,600 families in Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts.


13 June 2014

QUETTA, PAKISTAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today handed over management of a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan in Chashma Achozai, Quetta district. This is the second WFP-built facility to be handed over to the government; the first was in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province in February this year.


22 May 2014

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution from the Government of Australia of US$2.7 million for livelihood activities in Sindh.


9 May 2014

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has announced the release of 26,000 metric tons of wheat for distribution in Pakistan by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution, valued at US$10 million, comes at a critical time when funding shortages are threatening WFP’s ability to provide emergency food assistance to almost 1 million people displaced by violence in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).


22 October 2013

Islamabad – The Pakistan Economic Coordination Committee has announced the release of 75,000 metric tons of wheat to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This completes the entire donation of 150,000 metric tons pledged by the Government of Pakistan for 2013.  WFP recently concluded delivery of the first half released earlier this year in support of families affected by law enforcement operations in the country’s north-west.