Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition

Nourishing Vulnerable Lives

As a part of the Flood Emergency Response Program in Sindh and Balochistan, nutritional supplements were provided to infants to address their nutritional needs during the flood emergency. Floods can disrupt the food supply chain and cause food shortages, especially for vulnerable populations such as infants.

The provision of nutritional supplements to infants was an important component of the Flood Emergency Response Program in Sindh and Balochistan. It helped ensure that the nutritional needs of infants were met during the flood emergency, reducing the risk of malnutrition and associated health problems.

 In addition to the provision of nutritional supplements, the program also included other interventions aimed at addressing the nutritional needs of the flood-affected populations, such as the distribution of ration packs. Overall, the program aimed to address the urgent nutritional needs of the flood-affected populations, especially infants and young children, and contribute to their long-term recovery and resilience.

Distribution of Milk to 0-6 Months old Children

Food Insecurity in Pakistan: A Response from KnK Japan to the 2022 Flood Emergency

Ranked 99th among 121 countries on the Global Hunger Index, Pakistan faced heightened food insecurity during the 2022 flood emergency. Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) data highlighted the severity in provinces like Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh, impacting nearly 37 million people.

Severe monsoon rains and flooding in late 2022, especially in Sindh and Balochistan, disrupted food production, consumption, and livelihoods, limiting employment opportunities. The aftermath resulted in ongoing challenges in accessing food due to the impact on prices and livelihoods. Between November 2023 and January 2024, an estimated 11.8 million people (32% of the analyzed population) are projected to experience high levels of acute food insecurity.

In response, KnK Japan, through its Flood Emergency Response 2022 program, assessed 610 households and provided crucial nutrition support in Sindh and Balochistan. This intervention aimed to address immediate needs and contribute to long-term community resilience.

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