ISLAMABAD (APP) World Food Programme (WFP) has provided life-saving food rations to 1.2 million people in eight districts of Sindh, since distributions started on September 12. According to an official, WFP and its partners are continuing a rapid scale up of deliveries to flood-hit areas of Sindh, working double shifts to ensure food is moving swiftly out of warehouses and to distribution points as it scales up deliveries in the effort to reach 2.5 million marooned people in the coming weeks. He said, almost 136,000 children have already received special locally-produced chick pea paste, Wawa Mum, which is vital to preventing and treating malnutrition among children. Around 200 metric tons of Wawa Mum - which can be eaten straight out of the packet and requires no cooking - has been distributed to children aged 6-23 months. WFP has increased the pace of food distributions, with the geographic coverage expanding to eight districts - Badin, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar, Khairpur, Tharparkar, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Umer Kot and Thatta.