In Pakistan, WFP Distributes Ready-to-eat Nutrition Aid

    The World Food Program has developed and begun distributing a new ready-to-eat food product to the thousands of children affected by the flooding in Pakistan in August.

    Wawa Mun is a chickpea paste produced in Pakistani factories. It provides a day’s worth of nutrients and minerals in a 50-gram serving that can be eaten straight from its packet.

    “Wawa Mum has a number of advantages during emergency situations like the floods in Pakistan,” said Dominique Frankefort, deputy director of WFP’s operations in Pakistan. “It’s light, you can eat it immediately and it’s made right here in Pakistan from an ingredient that people know and like.”

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.