WFP continues 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.
Cash-based livelihood support activities are in progress in FATA. Preparatory work for the implementation of livelihood support activities in KP, Sindh and Balochistan is underway.
In response to the influx of Afghan returnees from Pakistan, WFP is preparing an Emergency Operation (EMOP) from October to June 2017 to provide food assistance to 548,000 people, covering documented and undocumented returnees, newly-affected internally displaced persons (IDPs), and refugees from Pakistan. WFP requires USD 67 million for timely food and cash assistance to these vulnerable people.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
PESHAWAR: The fourth phase of the return and rehabilitation process of the people displaced from South Waziristan will commence on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the military’s public relations wing, 81 villages of Ladha, Makeen, Sararogha, Sarwakai and Tiarza tehsils will be rehabilitated during the phase that will continue till Dec 6.
PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has successfully implemented its first cash-for-work programme for conflict-affected people who have returned to their areas of origin in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
Wheat production in Central Asia for the 2016/2017 marketing year is similar to 2015/2016 and slightly above the five-year average. Consecutive years of good production have led to regional carry-over stocks that are 37 percent above average.
Wheat price levels and trends vary across the region.
Prices are 16 percent below average in Kazakhstan, stable and near the average in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and well above average in Tajikistan.
As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.
”Peace”, says Razia, when asked about what she wants from the world leaders who this week gather in Brussels to discuss the future of Afghanistan.
Almost four decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and large scale displacement within the country and to neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. Intensified conflict continues to force people out of their homes: this year alone, by the end of August some 245,000 people had already fled to safer places.
WFP Afghanistan is closely following the internally displaced persons (IDPs) situation in the country.
WFP is ready to provide immediate food assistance to any emergencies in coordination with the Government and other humanitarian agencies. In addition, WFP is working on an Emergency Operation in response to returnees (documented and undocumented returnees) from Pakistan and increased number of IDPs.
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.
Consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review have been initiated.
Cash-based livelihood support activities are in progress in Bajaur, Muhmand and Khyber of FATA.
The Pakistan Food Security Bulletin is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the World Food Programme as a contribution to periodic food security monitoring in the country.
Total wheat production in Pakistan in 2015‐16 has been estimated at 25.5 million metric tons (MT), slightly higher than the 2014‐15 level of 25.1 million MT, showing a positive growth by 1.58 percent.
In the period from 16 to 22 September, 2,294 families have returned to South Waziristan, Khyber and North Waziristan Agencies.
According to FDMA, the final phase of South Waziristan Agency returns will begin shortly, with the denotification of 110 villages, followed by the return of approximately 40,000 families.