Food and Nutrition

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08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

07 Dec 2016 description

ISLAMABAD: The government is formulating a pilot project of the National Zero Hunger and Family Farming Programme, which will be implemented in the most food-insecure areas.

A specially established National Zero Hunger Cell in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has been tasked with preparing the pilot project before launching the National Zero Hunger Programme.

06 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • 3,019 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 27 November and 3 December, a 27.3% decrease from the previous week.
  • 4,673 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 26.2% decrease from the previous week.
  • 239,743 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 410,695 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

Situation Overview

06 Dec 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

Increased tensions on the Pakistani-Indian border have caused 11,000 families to flee.

Over the last two days Islamic Relief has delivered 300 food packs to feed 1,500 people who have fled their homes in the Upper Neelum Valley.

It’s believed thousands of families living along the border line have left their homes behind and moved towards nearby towns.

Some are staying with family members, while others are seeking shelter in government-allocated buildings.

05 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered a stable number of around 6,400 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Over 5,300 (i.e. 84%) were accommodated in thirteen governmental facilities, while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.

05 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

03 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

  • Above-average production for 2016 summer cereal crops estimated

  • Rice exports expected to increase in 2016

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened in recent months

  • Localized food insecurity persists

Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

29 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Tragically, the 17 year old boy from Afghanistan who suffered very serious electric burns at Subotica train station (see Update 21-23 November) passed away on 26 November at the hospital in Novi Sad. His relatives living in Europe are liaising with authorities, UNHCR partner HCIT and the deceased’s family in Afghanistan for burial arrangements. Another young man from Afghanistan lost his life on 25 November, near Adasevci Transit Centre, believed to have committed suicide.

28 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • A total of 4,158 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 20-26 November, a 17.7% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 6,339 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 30.4% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 236,724 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 406,022 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

28 Nov 2016 description

In Numbers

One million people are now on the move within Afghanistan.

WFP aims to reach:

163,000 undocumented returnees (29% reached).

200,000 refugee returnees (support to begin in 2017).

150,000 internally displaced (45% reached).

35,000 refugees in Khost and Paktika (monthly caseload).

Highlights

  • WFP has initiated SCOPE biometric registration at the Pakistan border, and at the office of the Department of Refugees and Repatriation in Jalalabad city.

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.

  • Provincial consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review continue.

  • WFP continues its support for the establishment and operationalization of the national and provincial fortification alliances.

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights and Statistics

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered a stable number of around 6,400 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Over 5,200 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in twelve governmental facilities, while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.

23 Nov 2016 description

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan today signed a landmark, three-year agreement to research and identify the most cost-effective strategies to improve the nutrition status of children between 6 and 23 months of age who are covered through social protection systems. The agreement was signed by WFP, the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and the Primary and Secondary Health Department in Punjab.

23 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • In October 2016, the price of wheat and wheat flour slightly increased by 1.4% and 1.5%, respectively;

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.8% from the previous month (September 2016), whereas it has increased by 4.2% from the same month last year (October 2015);

21 Nov 2016 description

PESHAWAR: The World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), is distributing wheat provided by the government to returning Afghan refugees at the WFP hub in Peshawar.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • In October, under EMOP 201024, WFP provided emergency food assistance to 38,836 undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan, 17,255 new internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 31,126 refugees in Khost and Paktika provinces. The operation will last from October through June 2017.