Stunting


WFP Launches Stunting Prevention Initiative In Kurram Agency, FATA

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in partnership with the Directorate of Health Services in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, has formally launched a programme to prevent stunting in the Kurram Agency of FATA. Stunting occurs when a child’s growth and development is impaired from poor nutrition. The effort aims to prevent chronic malnutrition in children under five years of age as well as in pregnant women and nursing mothers. In the Kurram Agency, stunting rates stand at 57.6 percent, which is alarmingly high and well above the global average. The initiative is supported by the […]


Stolen Childhoods – Report launched in Pakistan by Child Rights Movement

One in every four children being robbed of their childhood. Pakistan has just made it into the top 150 best countries to grow up in, ranking behind regional neighbors India, Iran and China, a new report ‘Stolen Childhoods’ reveals. Stolen Childhoods comprises an index of 172 countries, ranking Pakistan as the 148th [or 25th worst country] best country for children to experience childhood, narrowly ahead of Afghanistan (152) but behind Sudan (144) and Yemen (140). Iran (80) and China (41) both made to the top 100, while India ranked 116th. Child Rights Movement (CRM) launched the report in Pakistan yesterday. The report, prepared […]