Supporting food insecure populations in Sindh Province

Report
from Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Published on 22 Jul 2013 View Original

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan [ACTED News] - About 71% of people in Sindh Province in Pakistan are food insecure despite the availability of 14 million acres of cultivable land, according to a report, which included consolidation of assessments by the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. The report finds that 8 districts as the poorest in terms of food security, including the districts of Mirpurkhas and Umerkot, where ACTED works.

Many children living in these districts are vulnerable to stunted growth due to lack of adequate or nutritious food. ACTED's programmes in Sindh seek to address food security particularly in light of disasters, as well as the causes of long term food insecurity. These interventions include partnerships with other members of the Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance, a consortium of six international NGOs supporting food security and nutrition in Pakistan, to better address the identified needs.