Pakistan ranks 77 out of 109 countries on the Global Food Security Index. According to Vision 2025, 60 percent of the country’s population is facing food insecurity, and 44 percent of children under five years of age are chronically malnourished.
Food and nutrition insecurity in the country are primarily attributable to limited economic access as well as an inadequate and lack of diverse diet for the poorest and most vulnerable. The process of return of internally displaced people to federally administered tribal areas continues. To date, 158,000 families have returned to their areas of origin which constitutes 73 percent of the planned returns of 2015 and 26 percent of the planned returns of 2016.
WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s northwest, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.
Significant in-kind donations of wheat to WFP over the past years has provided a foundation for the government’s continued commitment to the country’s humanitarian needs. The Government of Pakistan is the second largest donor to WFP operations in the country, after the United States.