Alleviating food insecurity

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ISLAMABAD [ACTED News] - A food security policy, aiming to lessen current food insecurity in Pakistan by fifty percent by the year 2030, was recently launched by the Pakistani Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The objective is to ensure that all Pakistanis have access to an adequate amount of nutritious food on a sustainable basis. ACTED is also working towards this outcome through extensive food security programming, including as part of the Pakistan Emergency Food Security Alliance. Recently, with support from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ Emergency Response Fund, ACTED supported 1,200 displaced families in Hangu district through two months’ worth of food voucher support. This ensured the families had access to sufficient food, and also that their diet was nutritionally balanced.