Food Security Newsletter, April 2015

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HCT - Strategic Response Plan - 2015 for Food Security in KP/FATA

In response of HCT - SRP 2015, Food Security Cluster prioritized and mobilized the resources to assist almost 1.5 million people to address their immediate needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of KP/FATA with provision of immediate nutritious food and livestock including livelihoods support in first quarter of the year 2015. The reached families of and IDPs including hosting areas, were mainly supported through the provision of nutritious food, livestock support including feed and fodder, vaccination for foot and mouth disease, livestock skill management training. For improving the depleting purchasing power, Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) was implemented and over 13,500 families were assisted in first quarter mainly in hosting district of KP/ FATA. In assisted families of cash transfer programming, over 80% were from North Waziristan Agency displaced families while the rest were routine TPD caseloads.

The Food Security Cluster advocates the issue of funding and unmet needs of displaced and returnees of KP/FATA. They will need 44% of total required funds which was initially $ 173 million for HCT - SP 2015, However, livelihood, livestock and agriculture are basic needs to fulfill on priority basis as the return process has started and some families have already returned back to their area of origin.