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15 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • In December 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 2.4% and 0.8%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 and rice Basmati negligibly increased by 0.8% and 0.2%, respectively, from the previous month (November 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly decreased by 0.37% from November 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 4.57% from the same month last year (December 2016);

05 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report focuses on lessons learned by WFP from the Ready to Respond project, a joint UN humanitarian preparedness programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Ready to Respond was instigated in late 2013 by UNICEF and WFP, who were joined in 2015 by OCHA and UNHCR. DFID’s support enabled the agencies to implement a wide range of preparedness activities, aiming at reinforcing their own capacity and the capacity of partners in being better prepared to respond to disasters.

04 Jan 2018 description

Inside this Newsletter

  • FSAC achievements up to 3rd quarter 2017
  • Update on Seasonal Food Security Assessment (SFSA) 2017
  • Update on IPC analysis workshop in Kabul
  • CHF & CERF 2017 update
  • Study on Vertical Home Gardening Pilot Activity in Kabul Informal Settlement by ACF
  • FSAC early warning information working group update
  • Afghanistan market price update
27 Dec 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is grateful for a landmark contribution by China that will provide food and nutrition assistance to displaced people and returnee families in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

In its first ever contribution to WFP in Pakistan, China contributed US$1 million to enable WFP food assistance for 158,000 people in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank and Bannu districts of KP, in addition to North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand and Orakzai agencies in FATA.

18 Dec 2017 description

Highlights
- In November 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 3.7% and 2.9%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.9% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.8% from the previous month (October 2017);
- Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.37% from October 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.97% from the same month last year (November 2016);
- The prices of non-cereal food commodities remained somewhat stable from the previous month;

28 Nov 2017 description

Highlights**

  • “Integrated Context Analysis” tool to rank vulnerability launched.

  • Women in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) receive livestock management training.

  • Roll-out WFP’s stunting prevention model.

  • Punjab food safety laboratories assessed to meet food rules and regulations.

  • WFP supporting FAO on cash-based transfers.

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management – preparedness training updates.

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • A stunting prevention programme was launched in Balochistan Province and FATA.

  • WFP Pakistan initiated its first cash disbursement in its support to girls’ education.

  • The Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Transition Model was implemented in Pakistan.

  • Cost of the Solution study to the nutrition problem in Pakistan has been initiated.

  • School safety and community-based disaster risk programmes are enhancing resilience and safety at schools and the community level.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • In October 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 1% and 2.2%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.1% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.8% from the previous month (September 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.75% from September 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.8% from the same month last year (October 2016);

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.