Although earthquake-related damage and losses to crops, livestock and irrigation infrastructure from last month’s earthquake in northern Pakistan exceeded US$440m, the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation is claiming it has not received any of the US$25m it has sought for immediate emergency aid.

FAO Emergency Operations Service chief Fernanda Guerrieri said: “To help these farming communities resume their economic activities as soon as possible, quick impact activities have to be started at once to clear cultivated areas, restock animals, restore land productivity and rebuild livestock shelters and grain storage”. She said tools, machinery and equipment need to be replaced, and sheep and goat livestock.