World Food Programme to spend $535m to assist 8 million people in Pakistan

Published: June 12, 2015
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will be providing $535 million in assistance to eight million people in the disaster-prone areas of Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.

A WFP official, while speaking to a local news agency, informed that the programme would help to address issues pertaining to nutrition and education across the country.

“With the help of donors and government of Pakistan, WFP will be achieving the set targets,” he further added.

Earlier in April, The World Food Programme handed over a relief goods storage facility, worth $25 million to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority at a ceremony in Hyderabad.

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Named the ‘Humanitarian Response Facility’ (HRF), the 9.1-acre structure, comprises four warehouses and an open space, can stock 13,000 metric tons of food, medicines, clothes and other relief materials. It is located in Jamshoro district on the Super Highway.

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  • HERO
    Jun 12, 2015 - 12:44PM

    Please give them by yourselves. If you give it to politicians, they will let these children die.Recommend

  • shehryar
    Jun 12, 2015 - 1:06PM

    a bunch of warehouses n open space cost $25 million? was it located in manhattan, new york?Recommend

  • Jim
    Jun 12, 2015 - 3:18PM

    It is backed by U.S, India, and Israel. Pakistan should ban it. Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2015 - 4:52PM

    @Jim:
    ET should block a stupid like you!Recommend

  • Jun 12, 2015 - 6:16PM

    @Asad: ET: I agree with Asad. Jim is being cynical. Why doesn’t he write in Indian newspapers?

    The WFP and the world community do not want to ask the politicians why people are starving??? Because, our self-glorifying politicians were brought onto the political saddle by the West. SalamsRecommend

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