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28 Sep 2018 description

Islamabad: 27th September 2018

The government of Japan has announced its support to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for Seasonal Livelihood Programming in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The official announcement was made by the Secretary for Livelihood and Production Department, Abdul Latif, and the Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, during a press event in Islamabad.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

2,711 mt of food assistance distributed

US$19 m six months (July - December 2018) net funding requirements

291,000 people assisted in May 2018

Operational Updates

04 May 2018 description

In Numbers

54,063 people displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018

5,500mt of food assistance and US$119,000 cash based transfers distributed

US$20.9 m six months (Apr-Sept 2018) net funding requirements, representing 34% of total

Operational Updates

  • The Government of Pakistan has permitted over 2.3 million Afghan nationals residing in Pakistan to stay there until 30 June, further delaying an increase in returns and postponing the pressure of the humanitarian system in Afghanistan.

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.

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.

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.

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 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan.

  • Launch of the National Food Fortification Strategy for Pakistan.

  • National Consultation on 'Fill the Nutrient Gap Analysis – Pakistan.'

  • Launch of a report on “Economic Consequences of Undernutrition.”

  • Initiation of WFP Pakistan Country Strategic Plan process.

  • Planning for 40 new Strategic Grain Reserves.

Operational Updates

18 Apr 2017 description

QUETTA - The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) - Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and School Safety programmes.

06 Dec 2016 description

SANGHAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, in collaboration with Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA and DDMAs), have launched two new projects aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Pakistan: a Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) project and a School Safety project.

21 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

30 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

29 Sep 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.

  • 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.

17 Aug 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.

  • In June, WFP initiated preparation for operationalizing its cash-based livelihood support intervention in Sindh and Balochistan. Livelihood activities are progressing well in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

10 Aug 2016 description

Introduction

There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

01 Aug 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.

  • In June, WFP hosted a USAID photo exhibition and visibility event. During the event, USAID confirmed an additional contribution of USD 21 million in support of WFP’s relief and recovery operations in the country.

Operational Updates

08 Jun 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. Under this programme of operations WFP has supported 1.67 million people in Pakistan in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Earmarked donor contributions by activity and geographic region threaten the operational continuity of WFP operations across all targeted districts.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support.

  • Reduced donor prioritization for Pakistan due to ongoing emergencies in the region has had implication on WFP in terms of resource mobilization.

  • Since January 2016, Memoranda of Understanding have been signed between WFP and the Governments of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and FATA for the implementation of WFP’s new three-year programme of work.