Disaster-stricken Pakistan families receive aid

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Displaced families from North Waziristan picking-up relief assistance in Bannu District. Photo: WFP Pakistan/Amjad Jamal

Around 13,000 Pakistani families living in three of Sindh district's towns will receive cash payments for participating in UN disaster-risk reduction activities.

They are the ones bearing the brunt of the drought and flood, the World Food Programme says.

WFP is working together with other UN agencies on an integrated programme to assist communities through agri-based and labour-intensive activities.

The project will include some 2,000 participants.

In the short-term, says Lola Castro, WFP Pakistan Representative and Country Director, the grants help people meet their immediate needs, including food.

And in the long run, she notes, the assets will help support livelihoods and improve food security.

WFP's focus in these disaster-hit areas is to build the resilience and capacities of the most vulnerable communities by ensuring food and nutrition security.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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