The Pak-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has objected to the proposed dualisation of Garden Avenue due to the absence of environment rehabilitation plans.

The United Nations' World Food Programme On October 30, provided a grant of US$ 117 million to Sri Lanka after the WFP Executive Board deliberated on the project proposal prepared by the former Country Director for Sri Lanka M. Salaheem and the Regional Director, Asia Division Anthony Banbury.

Tens of thousands of farmers in the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta face the prospect of a thin rice harvest this monsoon season and uncertainty over whether they will be able to plant the vital summer crop.

World Food Program (WFP) began food distribution to the flood-hit people of Far West districts of Kanchanpur and Kailali on Thursday.
Flood victims of Dodhara VDC of Kanchanpur district were the first ones to receive food materials from WFP.

KFC and Pizza Hut have launched the World Hunger Relief Campaign in association with the World Food Programme (WFP) to raise wider awareness about hunger and support the WFP to provide meals to children in schools in order to help ensure that they complete basic education.

The World Bank (WB) today approved USD 36 million aid package for Nepal to support its efforts at reducing hardships and speeding up recovery from the problems caused by rising food and fuel prices, drought and recent floods.

The United States will give $8.4 million to Pakistan through the World Food Programme to provide approximately 11,000 metric tons of wheat for over 1,600,000 people, including students of 3,200 school

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it is mobilising emergency food assistance for 50,000 people displaced by floods in the eastern Terai districts.
"The emergency operation is in response to a Government of Nepal request after monsoon rains caused an embankment of the Saptakoshi River to collapse, flooding thousands of hectares of land and forcing an estimated 50,000 people to flee their homes," the WFP statement reads.

The current food crisis has several causes-rising demand for food and feed, biofuels, high oil prices, climate change, stagnant agricultural productivity growth-but there is increasing evidence that the crisis is being made worse by the malfunctioning of world grain markets. Given the thinness of major markets for cereals, the restrictions on grain exports imposed by dozens of countries have resulted in additional price increases. A number of countries have adopted retail price controls, creating perverse incentives for producers.

MORE than 14 million people in the East Africa region require urgent food aid owing to drought and spiralling cereal and fuel prices, aid agencies say.