ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Food Programme (WFP) to mitigate food insecurity in drought-affected parts of Sindh’s Tharparkar District.
The MoU was signed by the Secretary BISP Omar Hamid Khan and the Country Director WFP Finbarr Curran.
The project titled “Shock-Responsive Social Protection” is specially designed to alleviate the sufferings of drought-affected population in Southern Sindh.
As per the MoU, the initiative will supplement a top-up stipend of Rs 1000 to the BISP UCT programme over and above the monthly disbursement of Rs 1650 to 63,000 BISP beneficiaries in Tharparkar District.
The total cost of the initiative is set to be US$ 0.574 million or Rs 769 million.
Under the MoU, the operational disbursement to the beneficiaries will be done by BISP and the project’s Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation will be managed by WFP
The Secretary BISP termed the partnership as “Highly valued” to address the growing issue of stunted growth and malnutrition in Pakistan.
The Country Director WFP said that BISP is the most substantial partner and WFP is pleased to work with BISP to address the real grass root level issues of the country.