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Community based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety Programmes launched in Balochistan

Community based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety Programmes launched in Balochistan

Programme will benefit 6,546 people including school children, teachers and 3,000 community members in two selected districts 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 ... Read More »

Malnutrition costs Pakistan $7.6b annually, study reveals

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Malnutrition is a heavy burden both for the mother of a weak baby, but also for the economy of Pakistan.  Malnutrition costs Pakistan US$7.6 billion annually, the consequences of malnutrition includes lost laborers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity which is 3 percent of GDP, according to a new report. The study was launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat ... Read More »

Pakistan remains largest host donor to United Nation WFP for fourth consecutive year

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Pakistan donated 174,000 metric tonnes of wheat in 2016 and is the largest host donor to World Food Programme Pakistan is the largest United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) host donors worldwide for the past four years. Pakistan, increased its contributions of wheat to World Food Programme (WFP), according to the disclosed statistic from WFP authorities Pakistan contributing total 50,000 metric ... Read More »

Australia’s AU$6 million support to WFP to boost Girls’ Education in FATA

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The programme will provide over 312,000 children with High Energy Biscuits in 7 FATA agencies and 6 frontier regions ISLAMABAD – Australian Government has contributed AU$6 million (approximately US$4.5 million) from the for a three-year girls education programme in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR) to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP Country Director ad interim Stephen Gluning noted that “There are alarming rates ... Read More »

Climate is changing – Food and Agriculture must too

Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too

World Food Day highlights that climate is changing and that food and agriculture must too To mark the World Food Day 2016, a ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too.” “We need to mitigate the damage we are doing to ... Read More »

Pakistan’s education policies failing too many children: GEM Report 2016

Ms. Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO Representative to Pakistan presents the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report to Mr. Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education

The Education systems must provide people vital skills and knowledge that can find new solutions for environmental problems ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is home to 9% (24 million) of the world’s 263 million out of school children, adolescents, and youth, which is a serious challenge to the country, according to Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2016 launched here on September 28, 2016. The report ... Read More »

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany’s support will allow WFP to assist more than 89,000 displaced and returnee families in FATA with monthly unconditional relief food distributions ISLAMABAD – Germany has once again proved to be a sincere friend of Pakistan by granting €1 million to provide continual food assistance to both displaced and returnee families of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. In its ... Read More »

U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

United Nations WFP will use the U.S. financial contribution to turn wheat into fortified flour and distribute to those who need it most ISLAMABAD – To provide fortified flour and feed malnourished people in Pakistan, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director, John Groarke, has announced a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will use the ... Read More »

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

The plan of action for Sustainable Development Goals requires the government and relevant stakeholders to act in collaborative partnership to align SDG-4 (Quality Education) for implementation QUETTA (Pakistan) – The final consultation phase-1 on SDG-4 – ‘’the Education 2030’’ concluded in Quetta Balochistan following the successful consultations held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan. The consultation was organized by ... Read More »

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

SUKKUR (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s sixth Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) was inaugurated in Sukkur to improve country’s disaster preparedness levels. The new facility will assist disaster management authorities in Pakistan to respond efficiently to natural calamities and emergencies. Pakistan has become increasingly volatile causing unpredictable weather patterns and global warming, making the country prone to progressively intense natural disasters such as ... Read More »

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