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20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • In September 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 0.5% and 1.3%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.4% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.5% from the previous month (August 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.75% from August 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.98% from the same month last year (September 2016);

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 19 September, Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, addressed the UN General Assembly in New York and called for UN reform towards unified partnerships with host governments and for increased accountability to governments and populations.

  • WFP launched preparation for a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP will define WFP’s strategy to support the country’s efforts to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

  • Analysis of clashes in September point towards a deterioration in security over the coming months.

28 Sep 2017 description

QUETTA – A new programme to prevent stunting among children in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the provincial government’s Planning and Development Department. The three-year project in Pishin district will provide nutrition support to more than 20,000 pregnant and nursing women, and children under five years of age.

20 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

ICA is a WFP corporate programme design tool, used in over 20 countries around the globe. It provides evidence to support strategic placement and combination of four broad programmatic themes: Safety Net, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights
- In August 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour negligibly decreased by 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.2% and that of rice Basmati slightly increased by 1.7% from the previous month (July 2017);
- Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.19% from July 2017, whereas it has slightly increased by 3.41% from the same month last year (August 2016);

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 “call to action” event held.

  • Work on “Positive Deviance” is currently underway in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and three provinces of Pakistan.

  • WFP launched the “Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment of Returned Households Residing in FATA” report.

  • WFP provides cash to returnees in North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan.

  • BISP and WFP launch “Nutrition Drive” for 1.5 million women.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the context of a deteriorating security situation, humanitarian needs continue to increase. 168,00 people have been displaced due to conflict since the beginning of 2017. Hotspots in July included Kunduz and Faryab provinces in northern Afghanistan, Ghor province in the east and Kabul city.

  • In response, WFP Afghanistan assisted 415,000 vulnerable people in July.

05 Sep 2017 description

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises across eight countries in Africa and Asia.

25 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • In July 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour decreased by 0.7% and 0.8%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.3% and the price of rice Basmati slightly increased by 1.4% from the previous month (June 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.34% from June 2017, whereas it has increased by 2.91% from the same month last year (July 2016);

18 Aug 2017 description

PESHAWAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Directorate of Health Services in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, has formally launched a programme to prevent stunting in the Kurram Agency of FATA. Stunting occurs when a child’s growth and development is impaired from poor nutrition. The effort aims to prevent chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age as well as in pregnant women and nursing mothers.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

02 Aug 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The food security situation of returned households to their place of origin in Pakistan’s FATA Agencies has improved significantly since 2014, according to a new report released today.

01 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Pakistan welcomes USD 25 million from the Government of the United States.

  • Canada funds the Strategic Humanitarian Response Facility in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Pakistan.

  • Study on the “Cost of the Solution” to the nutrition problem.

  • Agreement signed with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Department of Health, Punjab.

  • Launch of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative feasibility study in Punjab.

WFP Assistance

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP distributed food, cash-based transfers and specialised nutritious food to 270,000 vulnerable people, mostly women and children, across Afghanistan.

  • WFP completed a pilot for remote monitoring of programmes using the mobile vulnerability assessment and mapping tool, mVAM. The pilot will inform WFP’s efforts to maintain consistent access to the most vulnerable in the hardest-to-reach areas.

24 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In June 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour decreased by 0.1% and 1.1%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.01% and the price of rice Basmati slightly increased by 1.6% from the previous month (May 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly decreased by 0.4% from May 2017, whereas it has increased by 3.93% from the same month last year (June 2016);

03 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour decreased by 3.62% and 1.97%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 remained unchanged and the price of rice Basmati increased by 3.8% from the previous month (April 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.01% from April 2017, whereas it has increased by 5.02% from the same month last year (May 2016);

30 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Afghanistan is facing an unprecedented influx of returnees and an increased level of insecurity causing unpredictable bursts of displacement. Since January 2017, under its emergency response, WFP has reached over 500,000 individuals with a mix of in-kind food and cash-based transfers assistance. Timely support from the donor community will enable WFP to be more effective in its assistance to vulnerable communities.

23 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country.

01 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is constructing a Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) in the Gilgit Baltistan (GB) –the northern area of Pakistan, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada. This will be the seventh HRF built in Pakistan as part of a strategic network of storage facilities to help the Government and humanitarian community better prepare for and respond to disasters.