Record monsoon rains in late July unleashed the worst wave of flooding to hit Pakistan in living memory. This page contains a wide range of information and reporting on WFP's emergency response to the flooding, including facts and figures and stories from the ground.
- WFP’s emergency food assistance in Pakistan ramped up from feeding 3 million people in August to targeting 7.5 million in November and is now transitioning towards early recovery activities.
- Beneficiaries receive a one-month supply of food, including wheat flour, vegetable oil, high energy biscuits and, where available, pulses, tea, sugar and salt. Rice is also being provided in some parts of the country.
- The situation in the southern province of Sindh remains critical with an estimated 7 million people still affected by floodwaters, and fears that large areas of land may remain underwater for up to six months.
- In other areas of the country, such as Punjab, Balochistan and more displaced families are returning home and need early recovery support.
- School meals and programmes that provide people with food in return for work on projects to rebuild their community are among the recovery initiatives getting underway in parts of the country where the flood waters have receded and people have returned home.
- The health and nutrition of young children is a priority. In Pakistan, Ready-to-use Supplementary Foods (RUSF) for young children are part of the general ration.
- In the midst of the flood response, WFP has continued to supply vital food assistance to people displaced by conflict in the Northwest since 2008.
Pakistan in the news
- Dawn (Pakistan) - 15 March 2011
- Inter Press Service (IPS) - 2 March 2011
- Nutra Ingredients - 22 February 2011
- The News International (Pakistan) - 21 February 2011
- The Express Tribune (Pakistan) - 7 February 2011
On the ground
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Total needed for emergency food operation: US$596 million
Received so far: US $303 million
Total needed for logistics operation: US$47 million
Received so far: US $31.4 million