Pakistan continues to be subject to considerable socio-political, economic and environmental volatility, and in 2010 experienced its worst natural disaster in living memory. What started as monsoon-related flash flooding in the country’s north, later developed into a crisis of national and unprecedented proportions. As rivers swelled to more than ten or twenty times their typical size, almost one-fifth of the country’s total landmass was submerged. Infrastructure, power and telecommunications systems were severely damaged or destroyed entirely. Millions of people were left without access to food, clean drinking water or health services, posing an enormous threat to their survival. Amid severe damage to the agricultural sector, one of the country’s economic mainstays, people’s prospects for recovering their livelihoods were severely threatened. The government estimated that some 20 million people across the country were affected by the crisis, of which more than 10 million were found to be in need of immediate assistance. The Food Security Cluster was formed in October 2005 in response to the devastating earthquake of the same month.
- Capital - Islamabad
- Population - 182,490,721
- Time Zone - GMT PKT(UTC+5)
- Currency - Pakistani rupee (PKR)
- HEA ( Debriefing Meeting in Islamabad:- International consultant (Food Economy Group) will start a session on HEA for Sindh and all stakeholders meet at FAO Office on 9 November 2015 at 11:30 till 13:30.
- Household Economy Analysis:- Pakistan Food Security Cluster in the collaboration with Concern World Wide is going to conduct HEA in three districts Jamshoro, Tharparkar, Umerkot) of Sindh. This initiativeis being implemented by international technical support Food Economy Group (FEG).
- Emergency Relief Response PAK - Afghan Earthquake 2015 :-
Food Security Cluster - KP/FATA met on 29 October 2015 at WFP Peshawar Office and disscuss the situation with humanitarain partners working in food security livelihood sector.
- Sectoral Drought Need Assessment - Sindh :-
FSC Pakistan has started to assess the droughts condition in nine districts of Sindh and its impact on population, This assessment is also covering multimule sectors in general such as Nutrition, Wash, Health, Food Security and Livelihood. Followinig of enumerator training, data collection was started in mid of October 2015 and inintial findings will be prepared and shared in the month of November 2015.
- CASH Working Group :-
A meeting was held with CWG partners at ACTED Office in Islamabad and discussed multiple issues in cash based programing in Pakistan.